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The Road to Down Street

North Bath, Maine, is set on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers with Merrymeeting Bay at the headland. This glorious peninsula is rich not only in its pristine beauty but also in its history. In The Road to Down Street, native Nancy Dearborn Lovetere meticulously researched the very beginnings of her beloved hometown, from its seventeenth-century roots to its evolution as a thriving rural community, with farms, shipyards, mills, tanneries, blacksmith shops, lively Yankee characters, and more. Lovetere brings this historic Maine community to life with details and anecdotes that will delight not only locals, but also those who appreciate the wide-ranging magnificence of Maine's history.

The Road to Down Street

  • Written by Nancy Lovetere

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 220

    Genre: History | Nonfiction

    Ages: All

    ISBN: 978-1-934031-40-7

    Publication Date: 2011

    Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.63

    Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs.


  • Nancy Dearborn Lovetere (1944-2009) grew up in North Bath on the Kennebec River and Merrymeeting Bay. She was a lifetime member of three state Societies of Mayflower Descendants. Grandmother and marathoner, she shared a triangular existence in Connecticut, Maine, and Florida with her husband, John, until her death in 2009.