Down East September 1979

September 1979

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


Rachel’s Refuge

Maine’s salt marshes receive belated recognition. By Robert Deis.

An Uncommon Fair

Tradition and innovation blend at the Common Ground Fair. By Gretchen Ebbesson.

Boom in Marine Antiques

Collectors vie for relics of the state’s nautical past. By Lew Dietz.

Clammin’, My Way

Happiness is a mess of clams, dug with due deliberation. By Dale Rex Coman.

The Gardens of Mt. Desert

Early rusticators left behind a colorful floral legacy. By Elizabeth McKey Hulbert.

Heating with Wood

Special 12-page supplement. By the Editors of Down East.

Tarzan of the Maine Woods

The publicity-inspired saga of a Primitive Man. By Lois Lowry.

Hardy Pioneer Survivor

Damariscotta’s Chapman-Hall House recalls colonial days. By Robert E. Dunbar.


Unexpected wisdom from a tiller of the soil. By Norwood P. Beveridge.


Room With A View

At my supermarket the other day I noticed that a razor manufacturer was exhorting me not only to throw away my blade after one use, but to throw away the whole razor; the disposable razor is the shave of the future, I was assured. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Colonial Blue Hill

What’s ln A Picture?

Annie L. Henderson Fire

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Signs Tilt Toward Better Deer Herd Outlook

Down East Bookshelf

Too Close Apart by Jean G. Howard

I Remember

Winning a Race from FDR


Cover: “Stonington,” (20″ x 30″), watercolor by W. James McGlynn, a Delaware engineer whose summers are spent painting near Deer Isle.