During the summer season Maine’s lakes come alive. Cottages and kids’ camps fill with people of all ages – some whose families have come here for five or more generations. In the Winthrop Lakes Region it all started with the advent of the railroad in the 1840s, followed by the founding of hotels, summer resorts and kids’ camps. By 1890 an entirely new era had begun and those lakes, which were once invisible and virtually inaccessible, had become crowning jewels! This book tells the story. 350 pages with more than 200 vintage photos; $24.99 plus Maine sales tax and S&H
George Smith, Maine Author and Sports Writer says…
"What a great book! I whipped through it, absolutely fascinated... Even the footnotes were interesting...I can’t imagine the amount of research Dale and Charles must have done to create this wonderful book, complete with photos and details about the families, resorts and kids’ camps, farms, railroads, tourist boats, and more that made this region prosperous for more than 100 years."
John Ford, Sr., Maine Author and Maine Game Warden, retired says…
"I highly recommend SUMMER RESORTS AND KIDS CAMPS to anyone interested in exploring and reading about a special Maine way of life that was second to none. Dale and Charles have superbly recorded these events, both in pictures and print. This book was a great read, one that hopefully will provide many of you with your own pleasant memories from a time long ago. I think it should be in every library in Maine!"
Dwayne Rioux, Freelance Writer and former Outdoors Sports Writer, Guy Gannett Publishing Co. says…
"This book is of outstanding quality and well researched. I know how much it takes to produce something like this and Potter-Clark and Day have done an excellent job of researching the bygone era and the places and people they wrote about. The pictures are excellent and very good quality and the captions are great too! As an angler I was especially interested in the information about early fishing in the area and about Readfield native George S. Page and his cousin, Henry Stanley, the 19th century Maine Fisheries Commissioner. The authors have captured an excellent historical piece and did a good job of bringing it to the present time. I highly recommend SUMMER RESORTS AND KIDS’ CAMPS. This book is a good read!"
Upcoming book talks and signings
Saturday August 27th 9am-2pm
Vienna Historical Society, U.S. Route 41, Vienna village; sale and signing
Saturday September 3rd 10am-2pm
Maranacook Boat Landing, Winthrop Road, Readfield; sale and signing
Saturday September 24th 6-8pm
Vassalboro Public Library; 930 Bog Rd. East Vassalboro; 6-8pm; reading and signing
Wednesday October 5th 6-8pm
Readfield Community Library, 1151 Main St., Readfield; reading and signing
Monday October 17th 12-1:30pm
Cary Memorial Library, 67 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne; reading and signing; bring brown bag lunch
Wednesday October 19th 6-8pm
Underwood Library, Fayette (across from the Fayette Elem. School); reading and signing NOTE: location changed as of 10/17 from Starling Grange to the library 2* to a dry well.
Tuesday November 15th 6:30-8pm (NOTE: Date changed from 8th to 15th)
Bailey Public Library 100th anniversary, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop; presentation, sale and signing
Saturday November 19th 9am-2pm
Fayette Historical Society holiday fair; Fayette Central School; sale and signing
Saturday November 26th 9am-2pm
Arts & Crafts Fair, Mt. Vernon village; look for me in the Mt. Vernon Community Center; sale and signing
Thursday, December 1st 10am-1pm
Auxiliary Gift Shop; MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta (on ground floor just beyond the main entrance and information desk); sale and signing
More coming in 2017, Dates to be announced
Maine State Library
Kents Hill School Library
2. When the Winthrop Lakes were booming by George Smith; KJ and Sentinel; 9/14/2016