Rockbound Coast: Travels in Maine

Rockbound Coast: Travels in Maine

by Christopher Little

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For three summer months in 1991, Little, a photographer, cruised the Maine coast, Eastport to Kittery, in the 40-foot sloop Consolation. Crew were his nine-year-old daughter Eliza, wife Betsey and her cousin Dicken. Little's text and 147 color photographs offer snippets of Maine history and lots of local color. Sailing along the coast and outer islands, the travelers encounter a legendary pea soup fog, visit a puffin colony and take part in local celebrations. A side trip takes Consolation through Maine's Inside Passage--Boothbay to Bath down the Kennebec River. Late in the cruise, they search for a safe harbor as Hurricane Bob approaches. This book will appeal to sailors and landlubbers alike. (June)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Here we have two different yet complementary approaches to the people and places of Maine. Little, a professional photographer, uses autobiographical travel writing combined with 147 full-color photographs as a means of capturing the allure of the Maine coastline from Quoddy to Kittery. With his wife, daughter, and shipmates, Little enjoyed 1600 miles of coastal sailing and exploration. Conversations with residents they meet give readers a glimpse into the heart and soul of Mainers, and tidbits of history and lore are sprinkled throughout as the travelers visit remote areas or tourist destinations. The absorbing narrative stands well on its own and engages the reader from the beginning to the end, but the accompanying photographs beautifully enhance the text. Examining Maine through a different perspective, The Quotable Moose is an anthology combining poetry, short stories, and essays that offer a personal glimpse of the state through the eyes of 40 Maine writers. The material falls under individual themes that give readers insight into the character of the people, the landscapes, and the minds of those who live there. Often a slice-of-life type of writing, the contributions seem to be written with a greater intensity and passion than found in a longer works. The value of the book is that it can be read from cover to cover or enjoyed piece by piece.-Jo-Anne Mary Benson, Osgoode, Ontario
Little and his family spent a summer sailing along the coast of Maine. He describes their trip and the people they met in chatty text and skillfully created color photos. No scholarly trappings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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1st ed
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9.01(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.87(d)

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