Authors Courtney C. MacLachlan, David R. Hoch, and Paul G. Merriam have created this dramatic visual history from the collections of the Rockland Historical Society, other local historical societies, and private collections. MacLachlan, a descendant of Rockport lime producers, is a librarian at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She authored The Amanda Letters: Civil War Days on the Coast of Maine. Hoch and Merriam are Rockland residents with an in-depth knowledge of the lime industry. Hoch was the last president of the Rockland-Rockport Lime Company. Merriam, author of Homefront
on Penobscot Bay 1940–1945, is a former history professor and a
partner in GEM Productions, a historical video company.