Where in Maine?

Where in Maine?

Can you name this charming chapel and the town where it’s found?

Photographed by Susan Cole Kelly

Standing stoically behind a squall of snowflakes, this seaside Episcopal chapel seems to be waiting patiently for fairer days, when summer congregants return and Sunday services resume. Built with shingled walls and handsome exposed beams, the chapel takes its name from a saint (sometimes depicted as having a dog’s head) who has patronage over travelers, gardeners, sailors, and bachelors — and who also deals in both storms and toothaches. The summer colony the chapel was built to serve is named after a sharpening tool, and the fishing village that colony is a part of first endeared itself to nautical types because its harbor resists freezing during the colder months. The village attracts more summer tourists today than it likely would have if it were still called by its original name, “Mosquito Harbor.” A few more of those visitors might lay eyes on this chapel come this summer, thanks to a headline-making new campground that’s opened up a few miles down the road.


If you can name this charming chapel and the town where it’s found, send us a note at P.O. Box 679, Camden, ME 04843 or shoot an email to [email protected]. We’ll feature our favorite letter in an upcoming issue — and send the winner a Down East wall calendar.

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