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Coastal Maine: A Maritime History

Coastal Maine: A Maritime History

Roger F. Duncan, Earle G. Barlow, Kathy Bray

ISBN: 978-0-881-50555-9

*Norton agency titles

576 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Roger Duncan recounts four hundred years of Maine's rich maritime history, from the early seafarers' discovery of its valuable resources and the families that settled the land, to Maine's role in the history of the US in peacetime and in war. He traces the changes in Maine's economy over the past century: the demise of the coastal trade; the burgeoning popularity of pleasure boating after World War II; the hardships that beset the fishing and lumber industries; and the rise of tourism. This anecdotal panorama of people, land, boats, and water will absorb historians, nautical enthusiasts, and New Englanders alike.