Penobscot Bay: People, Ports & Pastimes

Penobscot Bay: People, Ports & Pastimes

by Harry Gratwick
     
 

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Penobscot Bay is the jewel of mid-coast Maine, a landscape of close-knit communities and picturesque ports whose scenery is matched only by its rich history. Granite from the quarries on Vinalhaven has built bridges, banks and monuments in twenty-three states. Ships launched in Searsport and Belfast have traveled the world. Harry Gratwick explores these and other…  See more details below

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Penobscot Bay is the jewel of mid-coast Maine, a landscape of close-knit communities and picturesque ports whose scenery is matched only by its rich history. Granite from the quarries on Vinalhaven has built bridges, banks and monuments in twenty-three states. Ships launched in Searsport and Belfast have traveled the world. Harry Gratwick explores these and other episodes in Penobscot Bay's past, from the first recorded solar eclipse in Islesboro in 1780 to a covert meeting between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in 1941. He also recalls some of the region's most indelible characters and traditions, including South Orrington's Earl 'on the River' Morrill and the Vinalhaven North Haven basketball rivalry. Describing war, sport, industry and tragedy, he captures the essence of Penobscot Bay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596296237
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Series:
American Chronicles Series
Pages:
126
Sales rank:
1,231,468
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


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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