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We Were Wardens Together

SKU: 19674815
List price: $40.00
About This Copy

We sold out of all our copies! Don has ordered more from the printer and we will have them in the next few weeks. If you order now, we will send you the book as soon as we get it back in stock.


Author Bio: 

For as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a game warden. I never gave up my dream. I loved the outdoors and talking to people and being around people who enjoyed the same thing. 

With the help of family and friends, I became a Maine Guide when I was nineteen years old. I fell in love with an outdoorswoman, Bea Leighton. She became Mrs. Cote in 1951 and was by my side when I took the warden's pledge at twenty-three. 

Some of my most pleasnt memeories are of Bea coming with me when I patrolled the lakes in the North Country. We were wardens together out there. when we moved to Mount Desert Island, she was always by my side. 

This book is a collection of memories about my family and friends, about meeting Bea and sharing our lives together - from the North Country to the Maine coast. I hope these pages leave you with a smile. 


Bea and I moved to the Burbank Warden's Cabin in Northeast Carry in 1953. We were wardens together making our way in Maines wilderness. We loved our little home on the river - no electricity, no running water. When ever I went snowshoeing, Bea wanted to come. Even though she was tiny, she was quite nimble-footed on those snowshoes and was always able to keep up with me. As I think back on our adventures in the North Country, I know Bea would agree, those three years were the best of our lives. 

Price: $40.00
Dimensions: 0.75 in × 12.5 in × 9.25 in
Primary Author: 
Cote, Don
Binding Type: 
Out of Stock
Book Description: 

After nintey-one years, Don Cote was ready to tell his story. We Were Wardens Together follows his life from a young boy growing up on French Island in Old Town, to his retirement in 1975. Along the way, Don was a boxer, a lobsterman, built a few houses, and became the "Camel man." His greatest joy was sharing his love of the Maine outdoors. 

With compassion, fairness, and hard work, Don helped make a difference in the lives he touched. Don's stories are warm, often funny, and full of heart.

Just like him.