September 1977



Rx For Survival

Scientists work to save the Maine eagle. By Dava Sobel.

In Praise of the Country Store

Years ago, it satisfied far more than earthly needs. By Lew Dietz.

Nat Barrows

A landlubber editor fishes in troubled waters. By David Jay.

Stalking the Wild Mushroom

The confessions of a mycophiliac. By Leslie Land.

Phippsburg’s Master Weaver

Anda Bijhouwer is a one-woman cottage industry. By Gloria Hutchinson.

The Way Back to Zion Hill

An argument for agricultural self-sufficiency. By John N. Cole.

Gem of a Gallery, Way Down East

Selling fine art at the tip of Cape Split. By Anne Weber.

Last of the Down Easters

Maine’s baldheaded schooner barges. By Robert H. Farson.


Paradise on the Sheepscot By Mary Bolté.

La Fanfare Painchaud

Maine’s oldest band plays on in Biddeford. By Joyce Butler.



Room With A View

I have high hopes that someday the true repellent will be discovered and I say let’s get on with the research, even at the cost of one neutron warhead. Odd as it may  strike the government, I am more interested in killing black flies and mosquitoes than I am in killing people. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

Argyle Boom by Edward D. Ives

I Remember

The Electric Farm at Minot

Outdoor Maine

Rafting and Canoeing Very Popular in Maine


Cover: “Cranberrying on Monhegan,” (24″ x 18″), watercolor by Robert M. Chace of Rye, N.H. Mr. Chace spend his summers as artist in residence at Wentworth-By-The Sea in Portsmouth, showing at the Ship’s Gallery there.

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