The Casco Bay Islands (Images of America) (Paperback)
Explore the fascinating history of The Casco Bay Islands, Maine with more than 200 vintage photographs and anecdotes from the locals who experienced it.
Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past, and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history.
The Casco Bay Islands have long been one of Maine's most treasured hideaway places. Connected to Portland and the mainland only by ferry, a trip to the islands is a trip into another world. Fairy-tale Victorian cottages are surrounded by beautiful beaches, boats, and an atmosphere of tranquility. Their separation from the outside world has allowed the islands to preserve their unique identities and rich sense of history in the face of twentieth-century changes.
Author Ruth Sargent has lived on Peaks Island for forty years and has published numerous articles on the Casco Bay Islands. In this fascinating pictorial history, she takes those familiar with the islands on an enchanting trip down memory lane, while introducing newcomers to the beauty and history which make the Casco Bay Islands the magical, magnetic places they have always been.