The Casco Bay Islands

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Since the development of photography in the midnineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past, and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. The Casco Bay Islands have long been one of Maine's most treasured hideaway places. Connected to Portland and the mainland only by ferry, a trip to the islands is a trip into another world. Fairy-tale Victorian cottages are surrounded by beautiful beaches, boats, and an atmosphere of tranquility. Their separation from the outside world has allowed the islands to preserve their unique identities and rich sense of history in the face of twentieth-century changes.
ISBN: 9780738597096
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ruth Sargent has lived on Peaks Island for forty years and has published numerous articles on the Casco Bay Islands. In this fascinating pictorial history, she takes those familiar with the islands on an enchanting trip down memory lane, while introducing newcomers to the beauty and history which make the Casco Bay Islands the magical, magnetic places they have always been.