Our Favorite Letter

Shed on dock with lobster traps

Photo by Benjamin Williamson

Where in Maine?
March 2017

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from March.


From our porch, we can hear the order numbers being called out at Five Islands Lobster Co. “Order number 254, please! Number 254, please!” In the background, coming out of the fog, you can see Mink Island and Hen Island, two of the five small islands that give the village its name. My family has been summering on these islands for generations — my children are the sixth. When I was young, Grover’s General Store stood very near the dock adjacent to this building. Penny candy and comic books were the treat of the day!

Carolyn Mulcahy
Norwell, Massachusetts

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