Down East November 1980

November 1980

The table of contents from the November 1980 issue of Down East.


Heroism Off Shore

Queen Victoria decorated Maine skipper Levi Marston for a daring rescue of all aboard the storm-battered Unicorn. By Parker Lane.

King of Cornography

Outrageous puns, homespun humor, and self-promotion are the stock in trade of Farmers’ Almanac editor Ray Geiger. By Michael T. Kinnicutt.

The Shameful Story of Malaga Island

From sketchy records, a disreputable chapter in Maine history surfaces. By William David Barry.

Fifty Years a Trapper

Old-timer Ed Lambert, of Greenville, talks about a lifetime spent  in the North Woods. By William Pohl.

Autumn’s Morning Mists

Along the coast, and inland, the frosty air of coming winter raises luminous vapors where land meets water.

Making It In Maine

Three success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Lively Interest in Old Burying Grounds

The Maine Old Cemetery Association spearheads a growing interest in the dead past. By Marie Donahue.

Maine — A Guide to Winter

A special section on vacationing in Maine during the long season.


Room With A View

Today is probably the most glorious day of the year, and I have moved my typewriter out on the  flimsy porch where I can see the sailboats passing on their way to the open sea and where I can smell the pine needles and bayberry when the autumn sun strikes them. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Monhegan Settles in for Winter

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

Outdoor Maine

Moose Hunt Yields Valuable Data on Herd

Down East Bookshelf

Maine Dirigo “I Lead” by Maine Studies Curriculum Project

I Remember

Hunting Moose for Thanksgiving

Cover: “Weather Vane, Thomaston” (12″ x 24″), acrylic on canvas, by Larry Largay. A Maine native and Thomaston resident, Mr. Largay was one of four artists represented in a show at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, this spring. He exhibits at the Massachusetts House Gallery, Lincolnville.