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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harpswell, Maine You have to see a map to appreciate how Harpswell, population about 6,000, is situated on one of the Maine coast's "finger" peninsulas jutting into the Atlantic. The feel of the place is a mixture of coastal Great Britain and old Americana. I was struck by the haunting fog and cool, salty air. It's surreal. Most homes have yellow lights on their porches because of the frequent summer fog. The Harpswell Inn ( is lovely. There is also the Harpswell Historical Society for history buffs. Notable Mainers who resided there include Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Peary and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Info: -- Elizabeth Lane, Claremont Pictured: Harriet Beecher Stowe
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