Down East October 1981

October 1981

The table of contents from the October 1981 issue of Down East.


New Look for the One-Room School

At Cliff Island’s one-room school, in Casco Bay, only the school bell is old-fashioned. By Jane Lamb.

At Home With a York Harbor Tory

Jonathan Sayward’s house echoes with Revolutionary fervor. By Marie Donahue.

The Sweep of Autumn

In color: The season’s brilliant hues gild Maine hillsides. Photographs by Kip Brundage.

The Bow Revisited

Retracing a memorable North Woods canoe trip 15 years later. By Henry Franklin.

Saved From the Rubbish Heap

This month’s cover painting comes back from oblivion.

Where There’s a Still, There’s a Way

Prohibition sparked some Yankee ingenuity in rural Maine. By K.W. Carter.

Return of the Native

Charles Shipman Payson has returned to Portland — and his hometown will never be the same again. By William David Barry and Randolph Dominic.

Fighting Back

A special pull-out section on how Mainers can cope with the high cost of keeping warm.


Room With A View

If you have read this far, you may as well hang on and learn how to get a mouse out of a typewriter because that is the subject of today’s sermon. By Caskie Stinnett.

My Maine

What’s In a Woodpile?

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

Morning Was Starlight: My Maine Boyhood by Ernest Dodge

Outdoor Maine

Wild Turkeys Taking Roost in Maine

I Remember

The Summer of the Crow

Cover: “West Branch of the Penobscot River,’ (26″ x 40”), oil on canvas, by Virgil Williams, courtesy Christ Congregational Church, Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art.