Down East November 1985

November 1985

The table of contents from the November 1985 issue of Down East.


Do-lt-Yourself History in Livermore Falls

Schoolchildren and adults explore the past on a nineteenth-century farm. By Ellen E. MacDonald.

Bridge Over Storied Waters

A $14-million bridge between Bangor and Brewer takes shape across the Penobscot. Color photographs by Loren Santow.

Mr. Scamman’s Beer Jug

A prized pottery piece from Saco’s Colonial past has its own remarkable history.

Practice Makes Perfect

An intrepid band of novices learns the ropes before setting out on an Outward Bound mountain wilderness expedition. Color photographs by Neal Parent.

Ebenezer Alden Slept Here

The Union home of Joe and Hazel Marcus is considered by many to be Maine’s finest period home. Ken Martin recounts the history of this Seven Tree Pond landmark and describes its remarkable restoration. Color photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Making It in Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Searsport’s lllustrious Seafaring Lady

Although she gained distinction as a pioneering socialworker, Joanna Colcord’s permanent claim to fame is as a compiler of maritime lore. By Margaret Graham Neeson.


Room With A View

I think dogs know some important truths, and I suspect that they know that any dog taken home with me is a dog that has hit the jackpot, that here is a man who will be an unendingly soft touch. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Voters Face Confusing Choice on Nuclear Waste Disposal

Along the Waterfront

Three-Master ‘Victory Chimes’ Sails for the Great Lakes

Outdoor Maine

First Statewide Bucks-Only Season to Open this Month

The Maine Viewpoint

Shoe Imports, Weapons Permits, and Tolerance Day

Calendar of Events

November Highlights

Down East Bookshelf

Returning to Elisabeth Ogilvie’s Bennett’s Island

North by East

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

I Remember

My Father’s Aroostook Politics

Cover: The Tempest, by Greg Mort. Watercolor, 29″ x 34″. A resident of Maryland, Mr. Mort, 33, summers and paints on the St. George Peninsula.