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Musquito Harbor: A Narrative History of Winter Harbor, Maine 1790-2005, by Allan Smallidge

Musquito Harbor

ISBN: 0-9763857-7-5 (Hardback)
Pages: 352
Publication Date: May 2006

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   In Musquito Harbor, Allan Smallidge tells the story of how the town of Winter Harbor was formed late in the 19th century and how it transformed over the course of the 20th century into the beautiful, vibrant, eclectic, and welcoming place that we see today.
   He describes in detail many of the town's triumphs, trials, and tragedies, as the year-round families – many of whom have resided in Winter Harbor for generation after generation – and the summertime residents (or rusticators) – many of whom have returned to Winter Harbor year after year, from one generation to the next – created a unique and enduring community far greater than the sum of its parts.
   Allan tells the stories of the full and fascinating lives of the men and women who contributed to the formation and development of the town. He also describes how the character of the town changed as the underlying community changed, as the ways in which individuals made a living adapted and grew, and as new homes and businesses were built, were sold and changed uses, or were, on occasion, destroyed by fire. And since any history of Winter Harbor must necessarily include the history of Grindstone Neck (its summer colony) and the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, Allan explains how these two distinctive and unique areas of Winter Harbor were created and how their history intertwines with that of the town.

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