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  • History-Americas , Island Port Press

    Wild! Weird! Wonderful! Maine. [Paperback] Brechlin, Earl

    So, you think you know Maine? Think again! It’s not just the woods, waters, mountains, lobsters and lighthouses that define Maine. From Kittery to Eastport, from Fort Kent to Monhegan, Maine is home to natural wonders, quirky characters, remarkable inventors, and haunting ghosts and legends. Whether it’s Moxie Nerve Food, the North American Wife Carrying Competition, UFO abductions along the …

  • History-Americas , Island Port Press

    This Day in Maine [Paperback] Owen, Joseph

    Since achieving statehood in 1820, Maine has developed into a sometimes mythical vacationland of moose and lobsters and lighthouses set against breathtaking vistas and endless natural beauty. But the state’s history is more real than postcards; replete with tragedy and triumph, and boasting powerful politicians, brilliant inventors, successful athletes, and talented creative professionals. Although a small state, it has often …

  • History-Americas , Island Port Press

    Downeast Genius: From Earmuffs to Motor Cars, Maine Inventors who Changed the World [Paperback] Smith, Earl

    The genius Thomas Edison once said all anyone needed in order to invent something was a good imagination and a pile of junk. Imagination and creativity have always been essential qualities for survival in Maine and the ingrained habits of “saving up” and “making do” inevitably led to heaps of junk. As a result Maine has produced some extraordinary inventors …