Down East October 1984

October 1984

The table of contents from the October 1984 issue of Down East.


If It’s Not Fun, It’s Not Worth Doing

Editor Sam Pennington has been having the time of his life stirring up things in the antique trade. By James P. Brown.

Mr. Haley Goes  to War

Episodes from a recently discovered Civil War diary reveal the man behind Saco’s soldiers’ monument. Edited by Ruth Silliker.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Coursing the Banks in a Maine-Built ‘Ghost’

A Maine artist returns from a fishing trip with scores of sketches and more than one tale of excitement at sea. By James Fitzgerald.

Twilight in Sunrise Country

Brilliant autumn days and blessed solitude highlight end-of-season camping in Washington County. By David R. Getchell, Sr.

Autumn’s Last Hurrah

Six pages of color photographs show why, for many Mainers, autumn is the preferred season. Photographs by Robin Lovell.

Saturday Night Fever — Down East Style

Conviviality at the 10-4 Diner in Montville proceeds at three speeds: slow, fast, and yahoo! By Edgar Allen Beem.

Skiing Down East — A Guide to Maine Winter 1984/85

A special 32-page pullout section on downhill skiing and associated events in the Pine Tree State.


Room With A View

I have lost my dog, an unusually sensitive little boxer who has stood at my side for ten years fully convinced that I could make lightning flash and thunder roar and that I could cure her of any sickness. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

A Trio of Maine Histories

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

Steamboats Are A-Coming

Outdoor Maine

Fourth Moose Season Opens October 8

I Remember

The Day Father Bought the Mitchell

Cover: “Harvest” (24″ x 32″), watercolor, by Joyce Williams, a painter of growing national reputation who spends half the year on the Maine coast. Her work may be seen in Maine at the Massachusetts House Gallery in Lincolnville.