Geoffrey Wolff has spent more than 30 summers in Mainesailing its coastal waters, climbing its rocky peaks, and communing with its natives. Now, with the voice of a skilled and passionate insider, Wolff brings readers into the heart of this region, explaining the characteristics that make it so unique. Deeply informative and stylishly written, The Edge of Maine is travel literature at its best.
This book covers many aspects of Maine's famous coast, beginning with fogan enduring realityand a harrowing tale about being lost offshore in it without navigational aids. Wolff goes on to describe the coast's geological history and its discovery by Europeans, who settled there early to explore, fish, trap, and lumber. He then turns a keen eye toward Mainers, their mores and peculiarities, and to the summer rusticators who for generations have invaded their stunning waterfronts.