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The Salt Book: Lobstering, Sea Moss Pudding, Stone Walls, Rum Running, Maple Syrup, Snowshoes, and Other Yankee Doings

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People involved in such activities as lobstering, sea moss harvesting, and manning lighthouses discuss their lives in Maine and how they have changed over the years.
Paperback, 430 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Anchor Books
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Keith Wilson
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Everything you need to know about living off the land in Maine, together with stories about how life used to be.
Gale
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
"SALTY SEA DOGS AND HANDY LAND LUBBERS"

This hefty Foxfire volume provides in-depth narratives about life in 20th century New England, as well as detailed instructions on how to fashion historic products and articles of daily use. Teams of Maine students spent countless quality hours interviewing (then transcribing) senior citizens—recognizing them as a living trust preserving traditional Yankee activities and values. Accompanied by student photographs and excellent sketches and diagrams, thes
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Michael Rehberg
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's Foxfire on the Maine coast. Love it. A great, heavy book to drop into and out of when the spirit moves. The chapters are many vignettes, stories, and how-tos for making and doing. Folkways to self sufficiency and simplicity.
Trish
Feb 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Very slow-paced, but I enjoyed the collection of articles for the interviews with lighthouse families and fishermen & their families. I don't hear this plainspoken voice very often. The very slowness and paucity became interesting.
Kensington
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Despite the fact that they say you can make decent maple syrup in Maine (everyone knows the only good maple syrup comes from VT), still a great book
Caitlin
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read this on vacation in Maine, loved it! An inspiring group of stories, and a fantastic treasure trove of information that should never be lost.
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