Down East October 1979

October 1979

The table of contents from the October 1979 issue of Down East.


Where Have All the Apples Gone?

In the modern apple orchard, the McIntosh is king. By Jay Davis.

Squeezin’ Cider, Family Style

The time is ripe for do-it-yourself nectar. By Dave O’Connor.

Stalking My Moose

A good moose is hard to find, even in Maine’s North Woods. By Gloria Hutchinson.

Ned Ackerman’s Magnificent Obsession

Will the energy crunch bring back the cargo schooner? By Bill Prosser.

Battening Down for Winter

How the old-timers prepared for the long season. By K.W. Carter.

Autumn Moods

Fall splashes the Pine Tree State with color.

Those Transatlantic Daredevils

Tales of derring-do, launched from Old Orchard Beach. By Henry R. Palmer, Jr.

Life on the Rock

Matinicus Rock Light tested the mettle of hardy Mainers. By Malcolm Willoughby.


Room With A View

I walked down to the wharf and got in the rowboat, not having the slightest notion where I was headed. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

A Color tour on Casco Bay

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

A Colorful Background for End-Of-Season Fishing

Down East Bookshelf

A Dancer in Yellow by Elizabeth Ogilvie

I Remember

The Importance of Closing Gates

Cover: “Autumn Road” (14″ x 18″), watercolor by Marnie Lawson, of Rockland, from the collection of Roger Welch. Ms. Lawson’s work, much of which portrays mid-coastal scenes, can be viewed at the Waldoboro Gallery.