These 80+ stories about Isle au Haut off the coast of Stonington, Maine, reflect on a lifetime of van Doren's connection to the remote island town and its inhabitants and history-including the quirky, the famous, the infamous, and just plain folks. Ever wonder why half of the island is a national park? Did you know the island had a small role in World War II? And there is no funnier an account than Harold's house renovations. Illustrated with more than 60 historical photos from the Isle au Haut Historical Society, sketches by Harold van Doren and linocuts by Ruth van Doren. About the author: Harold van Doren first came to Isle au Haut when 10 years old and fell in love with the island then. He has been both a summer person and a year-rounder, has served on the board of selectmen and planning board, and made his living in a variety of ways (as many do in Maine): repairing autos, plowing snow, lobstering, delivering fuel oil and keeping store. With his wife, Ruthie, he is once again a summer person, spending the cold months in Hawaii.
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