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Maine – Lobsters and Longfellow

As I conduct my personal survey of Maine lobster rolls, the colorful Fall leaves, lighthouses, and beautiful coastline offer a distraction. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthplace and childhood home, a brick house not far from the water in Portland,Maine, is now a museum. Although his bedroom window had a view of the sea, inspiration for many of his poems, modern buildings now block that vista.

Of course, I found the bookstore named for the famous poet.

Both Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne studied at Bowdoin College, my next stop.

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2 thoughts on “Maine – Lobsters and Longfellow

  1. Hi Rosemary
    I’m in Montreal at the moment but next week will be in Maine. Small world. To make this book related, I’m reading the Vacationers. Pretty good so for.
    Mary Anne Sjoberg

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