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Maine Open Lighthouse Day – September 17, 2011

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What is it about lighthouses that make them so fascinating?

Personally, I really admire the craftsmanship and sheer guts needed to build these structures.18th & 19th century masons built these Lights in remote locations, sometimes on a cliff or a spit of rock in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by deadly rock, tide and wild. It’s amazing they were able to persevere.

Although these men were paid for their work, these lighthouses weren’t built for profit. These builders risked their ...

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Rain, rain. . . Oh, for cryin’ out loud!

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If you live anywhere near the East Coast, you’ve spent the last forty days and forty nights listening to the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops hitting absolutely everything.

Those of us that live here in the harbor understand that, environmentally speaking, we live in a temperate rainforest, and like the Brits we are used to rain.

I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.
I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.

So, when ...

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Fisherman’s Festival – 2011

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When I was a kid . . . (Cue gentle snoring).

Ahem. When I was a kid, we used to go visit my Great-Grandmother in Groton, VT for the annual Fall Festival. At the time I thought it was pretty hokey. They would have a parade, with the town’s single fire engine, kids with decorated bikes and ...

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Pazza Luna

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If you’ve read this blog previously, or seen me in person, you know that I love to eat. And even better than just eating is eating really fantastic food.

Great shot of Christa & Davide Rossi

This is a great shot of Christa & Davide
by Stacy Zarin of Baltimoremagazine.net.

If you visited ...

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The Genuine Goodness of Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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I’m going to keep this one short and sweet.

I attended the Ocean Classroom benefit yesterday at McSeagull’s, and I need to thank Ralph & Elena Smith, yet again.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Their kindness and generosity are legendary, and there are very few people in Boothbay Harbor that haven’t contributed ...

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