The Boothbay Harbor Region

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The Boothbay Harbor Region was one of the first parts of the country to be colonized by European settlers, and for over 370 years it has been a home for boat builders, fishermen, farmers, and artists, as well as a vacation destination for more than a century. This wonderful photographic history shows how much, and yet how little, has changed over the century from 1870 to 1970. The Region has maintained its tranquility and sense of tradition throughout and it is fascinating to see farmers ploughing their fields using oxen as late as the 1940s. These photographs show us the faces and places that make up the Region's history: old buildings now long gone, a president's visit and Hollywood film sets, devastating fires and destructive storms, people walking on the frozen bay in the winter and haying in the summer, fishermen and yachtsmen plying the waves, ship launches and shipwrecks. We see church congregations, school sports teams, grizzled sailors, hardworking farmers, a hot dog king, and ordinary families—the ordinary folk of the Boothbay Harbor Region and the intricacies of their day-to-day lives in this beautiful area.
ISBN: 9780738588445
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The old photographs collected by author Jim Harnedy show us how fundamentally the ways in which we live have changed in only a hundred years. Yet, at the same time, these images help us understand the past and those who preceded us, and bring us closer to an understanding of our heritage. With this book, author Jim Harnedy has created a journey into the past which will delight resident and visitor alike.
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