PENOBSCOT: Down East Paradise by Gorham Munson

PENOBSCOT: Down East Paradise

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From early writings and talk and travels to present day life and times of this area, this collects the story of the Penobscot-the river and the bay- in all its variety. Not only the history that has added to its colorfulness, but the first vacationists, the lore of the Indians, the taming of the river and the personalities of the towns and villages are described for the follower of Maine backgrounds and for the vacationer-to-be. The Camden Hills, the islands in the bay, Rockport, the coves, Belfast, Searsport, Castine, Deer Isle, Cape Rosier, -- and how and where to go; stories of Thoreau, Smith, Standish, Lowell, Millay; the loggers, the ships and seaports; the claims to fame and the lures for the holiday traveler;- all make up a seductive picture.

Pub Date: June 17th, 1959
Publisher: Lippincott