Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast: Penobscot Bay

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9780884481843: Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast: Penobscot Bay

The McLanes have delved into a wealth of primary sources, using old tax assessments, court records, and early maps, to spin their tales of the early settlers of Maine's islands and their descendants.

Here is history as it too seldom is in textbooks: colorful, human, downright irresistible. Each volume is replete with rare vintage photos and dozens of maps, and will delight all who love islands, the Maine coast, or simply a good read.

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Charles McLane is a professor emeritus of government at Dartmouth College and has written several books on Sino/Soviet relations. His late wife Carol collaborated closely with him on the Islands series, and in raising six children. The McLanes have been longtime summer residents of Brooklin, Maine.

Charles McLane is a professor emeritus of government at Dartmouth College and has written several books on Sino/Soviet relations. His late wife Carol collaborated closely with him on the Islands series, and in raising six children. The McLanes have been longtime summer residents of Brooklin, Maine.

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“ANYBODY (and for once I mean it) who is at all interested in the Maine coast line, plans to visit Maine, has dreamed of cruising the Maine Archipelago, is interested in history and ecology of the northeastertn U.S. etc. owes it to themselves to order this book (and indeed the whole series). Lovingly written, beautifully illustrated with impossible-to-find historical photos and maps, this series by the greatest living (and probably greatest ever) expert on the history of Maine islands belongs in your boat, belongs on your desk, belongs by your bed. I try never to go Downeast without a stack o' Mclane (much to the bemusement of my skipper) and have spent mant happy afternoons on islands with my students working out just from where a particular photo was taken a century earlier. Beautifully written, with a nice mix of stories, geneologies, and a real eye for the land, this has been literally the "life's work" of a wonderful couple. All of us who know, study, and love these islands have a deep debt of gratitude to the McLanes.”
- John Anderson, College of the Atlantic

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Published by Tilbury House Publishers (1997)
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