Hidden History of Rockland & St. George

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Down East Maine is well known for its breathtaking scenery and art museums. However, much of the history in the traditional mining and fishing area of Rockland and St. George remains untold. Hanson Gregory from Clam Cove invented the donut. Mary Brown Patten sailed a clipper around Cape Horn. Captain Albert Keller was shipwrecked on Easter Island, and Effie Canning of Rockland composed the lullaby “Rock-a-Bye Baby.” Captain Charles Holbrook of Tenants Harbor and his ship, the Hattie Dunn, fell victim to a German U-boat in the Atlantic. Local author Jane Merrill uncovers the forgotten stories and personalities that bring this unique area’s history into focus.
ISBN: 9781467150484
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: Hidden History
Images: 82
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Because New York City was the place for a freelance writer to live, Jane Merrill began her career there. Now she lives in St. George and summers on the Bay of Fundy. Her branch of the Merrills were Maine forest clearers. Some left for the West after the Eric Canal was built and later returned. Her great-grandmother was a musical theater performer on Peak’s Island, the family home. Jane is the author of many books, her favorites being about Aaron Burr’s escapades in Paris, the iconic Parisian showgirl costume, the inventor-diplomat Sir Benjamin Thompson and the afterlife of Benedict Arnold.
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