Maine Summer Island: The Story of Bustins

Maine Summer Island: The Story of Bustins

by Benjamin Carr


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Bustins lies in a quiet corner of inner Casco Bay, just a mile or two offshore from the hustle and bustle of the tourist mecca of Freeport, yet most people know little, if anything, about it. Bustins features more than one hundred homes, some more than a century old, and boasts its own ferry service. Still, it has no electricity, no businesses, and almost no vehicles. Ben Carr, a longtime Bustins summer resident, takes readers from the island's beginnings as a farming community and a stop for fishermen through its days as a year-round community to its transformation into a summer colony with its struggles to remain a summer oasis while adapting to a changing world. He explains what the island means to him and why he considers it, above all, home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934031155
Publisher: Islandport Press
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Carr grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester Academy and Cornell University and holds graduate degrees from Union Theological Seminary, Andover Newton Theological School, and the University of London. He was a summer resident of Bustins Island for many years before moving to Maine full-time in the early 1970s.

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