Stories from the Maine Coast: Skippers, Ships and Storms

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The history of Maine has always been inextricably tied to its coastline. The sea first brought settlers, and the rich fishing and shipbuilding industries sustained growth. The Atlantic also connected Mainers to the rest of the world. Goods and ideas traveled the maritime routes that originated in populous Portland and more isolated places like Carver's Harbor and Deer Isle. From Searsport's sailing masters to the burning of Royal Tar, author Harry Gratwick relates the adventures of the skippers and their crews. Read about the search for the Smithy Boat and other tales from Maine's shipping lanes.
ISBN: 9781609492496
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Images: 60
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Harry Gratwick is the author of "Mainers in the Civil War, " "Hidden History of Maine, " "Penobscot Bay" and "Stories from the Maine Coast." He spends his summers on Vinalhaven Island and is a member of the Vinalhaven Historical Society. He writes for two local publications, "Island Journal" and "Working Waterfront, " and holds an MA in history from Columbia University.
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