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Hauling By Hand (paperback)

The Life and Times of a Maine Island

Softcover, 6 x 9, 528 pages, Nonfiction / History

ISBN: 978-1-944762-23-0



About this Book:

Revised Edition of the book that launched Islandport Press. Hauling by Hand tells the remarkable story of Frenchboro, Long Island, which sits eight miles off the Maine coast, making it one of the state’s most remote inhabited outposts. It is one of only fourteen Maine islands still supporting a year-round community, while only a century ago, there were some 300 such communities. The island’s roots were set in the 1820s by the Lunt family and a small band of pioneers who together carved an island community from the spruce and granite shores. Fueled by the shipping and fishing industries, Long Island evolved from outpost to vibrant offshore port before economic changes transformed the island into a hardscrabble turn-of-the-century fishing village where nearly 200 residents scratched a living from depleted fishing stocks and rocky soil. Today, the scenic town of Frenchboro has a population of nearly fifty people, but it has neither a general store, nor tourist hotel, nor daily ferry service. Instead there is a village, a soul, and a way of life.

Hauling By Hand (paperback)

“the real thing”
––The Courier-Gazette.

A “gem”
––Maine Boats & Harbors

Dean Lunt

About this Author

An eighth-generation island native, Dean Lunt was born and raised in the island fishing village of Frenchboro. His ancestors arrived on Mount Desert Island in the late 1700s and many of the



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