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Beachcombers: 1908

Beachcombers: 1908

York, Maine, circa 1908. "Long Beach and resorts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Long Sands Beach

Another picture from my home town! I grew up about one mile from there, in the direction this photo was taken.
This little bit of rocks has since disappeared, as the only remaining protrusion of rocks into the beach is about a half-mile behind where the camera is, at the location of the Sun & Surf restaurant.
The bit of land in the distance that extends out of the frame to the right is "The Nubble". At the end of that peninsula is Nubble Light (Cape Neddick Lighthouse), which many around here claim is the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Check it out and see if you recognize it:

Beach house remembrance

The three story house in the left middle of the photo was still there in 1974-1975. About 8 of my shipmates rented it and it was the party house extraordinaire. The rental agent made a typing error of instead of making the lease for 6 months (so the house could be rented out at higher rates for the summer) the contract was for 16 months. Memories are made of this....

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