Down East Schooners and Shipmasters was published by The History Press, is available for purchase from major books sellers online and off such as Amazon.com.
Down East Schooners and Shipmasters covers the early history of Down East Maine from 400 years ago starting with Native Americans and exploration by the French. The book continues on with stories of the “Rusticators” who settled Maine and the ship builders, sailors and shipmasters that heavily populated the area. Three generations of the Foss family figures prominently in the book.
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This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Ingrid Grenon, author of Down East Schooners and Shipmasters.
Nothing is more iconic of Maine than the image of a majestic vessel—masts raised—gliding through the fog on the dark North Atlantic. From the early days of the search for a Northwest Passage to the quest for the mysterious and illusive Norumbega, the history of Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Bar Harbor and the rest of the Down East area has always traveled on schooners. Now, in the twenty-first century, these ships and their heritage are being preserved, and Mainers are sailing aboard them once again. In this collection, author Ingrid Grenon presents the most important and incredible stories from the decks of Down East’s schooners, revealing how these remarkable vessels and Down East Maine are tied together.
Ingrid Grenon was born in Maine, where she grew up in proximity to many treasures of previous centuries. Ingrid currently resides in southeastern Massachusetts, where she owns a small horse farm and is employed by the State Department of Developmental Disabilities. She holds a degree in psychology, as well as a degree in equestrian science, and also has a riding master’s degree. In addition, Ingrid has a diploma in horseshoeing science from Oklahoma Farrier’s College. She is also a published poet.
Ingrid is a member of the Boothbay Region Historical Society, the Somerset Historical Society, the Braintree Historical Society, the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, the Maine Maritime Museum, the Penobscot Marine Museum and the Maine Historical Society.
Connecticut’s Fife & Drum Tradition with James Clark. Musician and historian James Clark is the first to detail the colorful history of this unique music. This engaging book leads the reader through the history of the individual instruments and tells the story of this classic folk tradition through anecdotes, biographies, photographs, and musical examples.
28 Feb. 2013 at 1pm EST
Down East Schooners and Shipmasters with Ingrid Grenon. Nothing is more iconic of Maine than the image of a majestic vessel—masts raised—gliding through the fog on the dark North Atlantic. In this collection, author Ingrid Grenon presents the most important and incredible stories from the decks of Down East’s schooners, revealing how these remarkable vessels and Down East Maine are tied together.