Swan's Island Chronicles: Borrowed, Exaggerated and Half-Forgotten Tales of Island Life

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The small Downeast Maine community of Swan's Island has seen summer people come and go, but it has held on to its stories. Author Kate Webber illustrates island life with humor, affection and the voices of islanders--from the first settlement and 1950s hijinks to courtship and commerce. Explore the first and last one-room schools, island romance in sock-hop days and coastal celebrations. No one kicks up their heels on the third of July like Swan's Islanders. From spooky haunts to local legends, the island's history is all its own. Join Webber on this historic romp set against the backdrop of modern island living, and get acquainted with the island that comes alive after the last ferry has pulled away.
ISBN: 9781626193178
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 76
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kate Webber holds an anthropology degree from Bates College, which concentrates on "environment, place and history." She has worked with the Maine Historical Society, the Freeport Historical Society, the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program, Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea, Bates Community Folk Festival in Lewiston. She is also involved with Deep Woods Enterprises woodturning and farmers market retailing in Pownal, Stanton Bird Club in Lewiston, Museum Lewiston-Auburn, Swan's Island Music and Dance and Swan's Island library.
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