Whistle for the Wind Author:Elisabeth Ogilvie Jamie Bennett lived at an exciting time in the history of our country; but so have everyone lived at an eciting time in history. Let's take a look at Jamie's paritcular period. — At the time of her transition from a district into a state, in 1820, Maine was busy and prosperous. No wonder Jamie Bennett felt constricted on his small island, with s... more »o many prospects open to a young, vigourous man. But his own industry, fishing was the equivalent then of the Maine lobseter industry today; it was one of the district's chief riches.
Maine's struggle to become a state represented what Maine people have always considered the most important wealth of all--independence. To write their own consititution, to design their own seal, to choose their own governor, to consider themselves at last a free and sovereign state, equal to the others in the Union; this was what they wanted, and for it they kept up the long, quiet, but unremitting battle.« less