Forgotten Tales of Down East Maine

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Maine has a collection of unique characters and tales that has helped to shape its identity. Uncover the state’s hidden gems with stories like the Midas Scam in Lubec, which left investors with little but salt water to show for their investment. Meet the Artist Who Played Robin Hood, the Hermit of North Pond and the Mysterious Billy Smith. From the tragedy of the Wreck of the Circus Ship to the uplifting story of the Schoolgirl Ambassador, Maine author and veteran storyteller Jim Harnedy brings out the offbeat characters and events that have made the Pine Tree State so unique.
ISBN: 9781467139861
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: Forgotten Tales
Images: 15
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jim Harnedy is an octogenarian and a native of Brookline, Massachusetts. He has resided in his adopted state of Maine for four decades. He is a retired computer executive, and in his third career, he has authored ten books, as well as a number of articles for both local and national publications. He did his college preparatory work at St. Sebastian’s School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in history from Boston College. He did postgraduate work at Georgetown University and at Framingham State College. Among his many interests have been organic gardening, raising and showing Kerry Blue Terriers, camping, reading and enjoying the changing seasons that New England provides. Jim has been active in both his community and church. Since a health issue required him to downsize his medium-sized canine companions, he has acquired a wonderful little Scot, named Duncan, a West Highland White Terrier. Jim is the father of two daughters and has four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Jim and Duncan live way Down East in Bucks Harbor, Machiasport, Maine.