In THE RANGELEY AND ITS REGION author Stephen Cole explores the Rangeley Lakes and how they were the crucible of Maine's nineteenth—century sporting culture, and the Rangeley boat evolved ou
In THE RANGELEY AND ITS REGION author Stephen Cole explores the Rangeley Lakes and how they were the crucible of Maine's nineteenth—century sporting culture, and the Rangeley boat evolved out of this distinctive time and place. As essential to Rangeley as sporting camps, fishing guides, and brook trout, the namesake boat remains a true icon. THE RANGELEY AND ITS REGION tells how entwined the boat, people, lakes, town, and economy became over a century.
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Stephen A. Cole lives with his family in Damariscotta, Maine, and directs the natural resources and sustainable communities programs at Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a community development corporation. He is co—author of I Was Content and Not Content: The Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry.
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"… words hold us from page to page…drawn to the old photographs and advertisements, hundreds, a pictorial essay speaking volumes in themselves…" —Maine Sunday Telegram/ Sunday, July 22, 2007
"…a unique and highly recommended regional history… a welcome and popular addition to academic and community library collections." —Midwest Book Review, August 2007
"…detailed, informative, entertaining and profusely illustrated history…unique and highly recommended..will appeal to a wide audience of readers…" —The Maine Event, November 2007
"…easy to read…nicely complimented with numerous black and white period photographs of 19th and 20th century Rangeley…includes detailed plans for building your own Rangeley boat." —Kennebec Journal, August 19, 2007
"…photographs are gems, the words have that bitter—sweet—yesterday—storyteller's tone…perfect match…part historic record, part passed—down tale." —The Courier Gazatte, August 16, 2007
"…rich narrative…beautifully illustrated with nearly 100 historic black—and—white photos…plans and line drawings…reproductions of early advertisements and brochures…" —Maine Antique Digest, September 2007
"Even your non—boating friends might ask to borrow this book…good looking, nicely presented book…" —WoodenBoat Magazine, November/December 2007