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Beatrix’s Garden

When I was in Bar Harbor recently, I stopped by Garland Farm, now owned by the Beatrix Farrand Society. In my new book, Bar Harbor in the Roaring Twenties, I write about how the famous landscape artist donated her time to … Continue reading

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The Russians Come to Southwest Harbor

In researching both Portland and now Mt. Desert Island, I’m often struck by how these seaports have always been so well-connected with international affairs.  Take, for instance, the story of the Cimbria, the Russian ship that made its home in Southwest Harbor … Continue reading

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Biking Around Eagle Lake

A couple weeks ago I went to Bar Harbor with my friend Katie. My former student, web designer (see luannyetter.com) and consultant for all things techie, Katie is also quite frequently my partner in crime when it comes to travel … Continue reading

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A Bar Harbor Horse Show, A Philadelphia Lawyer, and the Sister of a Saint

In the early 1900s Bar Harbor society was so important, so lavish and full of prominent, wealthy characters that the town had its own column in the New York Times. I’ve been pouring over these columns lately, imagining summer in … Continue reading

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