Castine Historical Society and Grand Elm

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Castine is one of the few remaining towns whose trees have survived Dutch Elm disease, and the community works hard to keep their 300-plus trees alive and healthy. This tree looks especially beautiful in the fog, arching over the town’s historical society building. This solid structure, adorned by a graceful cupola, was built in 1859 as Abbott School. Ralph Owen Brewster taught here and later served as Maine’s 54th governor. Photo taken August 20, 2015.