Anne's Reviews > The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

The Lobster Coast by Colin Woodard
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Apr 06, 11


I love Maine, my mother's family is from an island in Casco Bay and I have a long history there. I've long researched my genealogy from Casco Bay (back to Mayflower ancestry) and other places Downeast, particularly Deer Isle. So reading this book helped me put into prospective the lives of my ancestors in the context of Maine history. It was well written, organized and for me, enlightening, especially that of the colonial era until 1820 when Maine finally broke away from Massachusetts. I often day dream about the day-to-day living of these people, how they fed and sheltered themselves, and where they traveled and why. Woodard's book answered many of those questions, and led me down some paths I still need to explore. I can't wait to read it again, which I plan to do when I spend more time there this summer.
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