400 Slices
Medium 9780892726301

chapter sixteen GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Silliker, Bill Down East Books ePub
Medium 9780892726301

chapter eight UPLAND GAME BIRDS

Silliker, Bill Down East Books ePub
Medium 9780892725854

Burnt Coat Harbor Light

Caldwell, Bill Down East Books ePub

Cruising east from Stonington, Steer Clear left astern jaunty Grog Island, comes between Saddleback and Shingle Islands, and from the bell buoy there set course across the splendidly named Jericho and Toothacher Bays for Burnt Harbor Light on Hockamock Head on Swans Island.

Burnt Coat is, many say, a corruption of the French name Brule Cote, a name given this spot in the 17th century because the land had been burned over by a wildfire.

Steer Clear had a hard time making this harbor on our first trip here. We had been running slowly in fog from the bell of Halibut Rocks, four miles away, on a well-held compass course to the bell by Harbor Island, near the entrance to Burnt Coat.

We didn’t hear that bell when we thought we should and so made a very easy slow turn from where we thought the bell should be and put our bow toward the light and fog horn on Hockamock Head, hoping to spot the light glimmering through the fog or hear the horn. Neither. Nothing.

See All Chapters
Medium 9780892729746

Going Out

Dena Riegel Down East Books ePub

We all hate to leave the comfort of a throw blanket and Ben & Jerry

See All Chapters
Medium 9780892728060

Have you ever spent a day or weekend at this scenic spot?

Andrew Vietze Down East Books ePub

A June day at this central Maine state park looks so inviting that you want to swim all the way to the mountains in the distance. Better to wait until a lifeguard is on duty, though, and the cool waters warm a bit. This photograph doesn’t lie — the lake is a picture-perfect one, located about ten miles from the geographical center of Maine. Established in 1969, the park was a gift from a wealthy attorney — it bears his name and that of his sister — and it deserves to be busier than it is. In a typical year, only about 25,000 people put their toes in here, picnicked nearby, or camped in the fifty-six sites spread out across its 839 acres. Compare that to Sebago Lake State Park, which saw more than 202,000 visitors, or Camden Hills State Park, which was visited by almost 140,000. But as this image attests, this park is a special place, and those who have never stopped by are missing out. Have you ever enjoyed a day or weekend at this scenic spot? Turn to page 99 to learn more about this little-known gem.

See All Chapters

See All Slices