Maine's Coastal Cemeteries: A Historic Tour

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It is a well-kept secret that people love cemeteries, says author Karen Batignani, and the interest in them is growing rapidly. In this guidebook, she presents 35 of Maine's most beautiful, historic, and interesting coastal cemeteries, each described in a lively and informative way. Descriptions include their locations, as well as information about unusual epitaphs, notable carvings, historically relevant details, folklore, and stories about well-known stonecutters, prominent people, and war veterans. She also ...

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Overview

It is a well-kept secret that people love cemeteries, says author Karen Batignani, and the interest in them is growing rapidly. In this guidebook, she presents 35 of Maine's most beautiful, historic, and interesting coastal cemeteries, each described in a lively and informative way. Descriptions include their locations, as well as information about unusual epitaphs, notable carvings, historically relevant details, folklore, and stories about well-known stonecutters, prominent people, and war veterans. She also delves into a brief history of New England graveyards, changes in headstone styles through time, and how those changes reflect evolving cultural attitudes toward death. She even includes advice on graveyard etiquette and photography tips. This guide will appeal to anyone interested in graveyards, graveyard art and photography, or history — as well as those who want to discover more beautiful Maine places to visit.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780892726042
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.61 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Cemeteries and Gravestones: A Primer 3
Map of Coastal Maine 7
Part 1 Southern Maine
Kittery Point: Old Parish Burying Ground 10
South Berwick: Old Fields Cemetery 15
York Village: York Village Burying Ground 24
Alfred: The Brothers of Christian Instruction at Shaker Hill 34
Scarborough: Black Point Cemetery 38
Portland: Western Cemetery 42
Portland: Eastern Cemetery 48
Yarmouth: Old Ledge Cemetery 58
Yarmouth: Pioneer's Burial Ground 62
Yarmouth: Baptist Cemetery 64
Freeport: Woodlawn Cemetery 67
Freeport: Mast Landing Cemetery 70
Freeport: Free Will Baptist or Ward Cemetery 73
Freeport: Pote Cemetery 76
New Gloucester: Pineland Cemetery--Malaga Island 78
Brunswick: Pine Grove Cemetery 83
Harpswell Center: Old Common Cemetery 88
Arrowsic: New Town Cemetery 93
Part 2 Mid-coast
Wiscasset: Ancient Cemetery 98
Sheepscot: Sheepscot Cemetery 104
New Harbor: Fort William Henry Cemetery 106
Waldoboro: German Protestant Cemetery 110
Warren: Old Settlers' Cemetery 116
Monhegan Island: Monhegan Cemetery 120
Rockland: Tolman Cemetery 126
Rockland: Achorn Cemetery 130
Rockland: Glen Cove and Seaview Cemeteries 136
Vinalhaven Island: John Carver Cemetery 142
Belfast: Grove Cemetery 148
Part 3 Down East
Castine: Castine Cemetery 156
Blue Hill: Old Cemetery 163
Blue Hill: Seaside Cemetery 168
Bar Harbor: Old Town Cemetery 173
Somesville: Kenison Family Cemetery 176
Southwest Harbor: Old Burying Ground 178
Bernard: Bernard Cemetery 182
Machias: O'Brien Cemetery 184
Eastport: Hillside Cemetery 189
Quick Guide 196
Glossary of Terms, Symbols, and Abbreviations 202
Tips for Photographing Gravestones 209
Grave Rubbings 212
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 214
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