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The Peninsula (illustrated by Grattan Condon)
The Peninsula - illustrated by Grattan Condon Author:Louise (Dickinson) Rich Thinking of going back to the farms? — When Liouse Dickenson Rick was offered a cabin on Gouldsboro Peninsula in Maine, she took it sigh unseen and fell in love with what she found. — Her peninsule is charicteristic of the Maine coast, rocky, bare and sea-swept. Less characteristic is the fact that there are few summer people so far, and the inha... more »bitants, mostly old stock who have been there for generations, enjoy a way of life that is becoming rare in New England or anywhere else.
Once there was more economic diversification that there is now -- farming, sawmills lime, even a sinlver mine. Today the work is limited mostly to lobstering and fishing there's a lot about lobsters and the lobstermen, whom Mrs. Rich greatly admires for their courage and ingenuity.
There's another chapter on local food and cooking.
You end by knowing her peninsula well and sharing her response to the eternal lure of the coast.
Author of We Took to the Woods, describing the Maine woods where she lives outside of June through October, her time on Maine's coast.« less