So, you think you know Maine? Think again! It’s not just the woods, waters, mountains, lobsters and lighthouses that define Maine. From Kittery to Eastport, from Fort Kent to Monhegan, Maine is home to natural wonders, quirky characters, remarkable inventors, and haunting ghosts and legends. Whether it’s Moxie Nerve Food, the North American Wife Carrying Competition, UFO abductions along the Allagash, or Katahdin’s role in creating Bambi, this book by long-time journalist Earl Brechlin celebrates all that makes the state unique—both real and imagined. Brechlin not only recognizes the historical giants of Maine and its natural beauty, but brings to life the myths, legends, truths, and tall tales that have been shared around Maine’s campfires for generations.

Wild! Weird! Wonderful! Maine.

SKU: 3001
  • Written by Earl Brechlin

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 240

    Genre: Nonfiction | Guidebook

    Ages: All

    ISBN: 978-1-944762-80-3

    Publication Date: July 2020

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .75

    Shipping Weight: 0.70 lbs.


  • Earl Brechlin, a long-time Maine journalist, has written several nonfiction books, including hiking guides, Forever Yours, Bar Harbor, and Forever Yours, BostonAfter graduating from the University of MaineBrechlin moved to Mount Desert Island where he worked as an island gardener. After first taking a job in the print shop, he soon rose tserve as editor of The Bar Harbor Times for nearly twenty years and was then founding editor of the Mount Desert Islander in 2001. Brechlin, now communications director for Friends of Acadia, is also a registered Maine Guide, a model railroad enthusiast, and sometimes attends comic book conventions to tout his Ancient Alien Expert business, offering interested parties potential degrees in Ancient Astronaut Theory, Cryptozoology, Zombie Survival, and Middle Earth History. He lives in Bar Harbor with his wife Roxie, a retired kindergarten teacher.



Islandport Press

247 Portland Street

P.O. Box 10

Yarmouth, Maine 04096


ISLANDPORTlogo white.png

Stay in the know about Maine books and authors

Sign up for our newsletter

© 2020 by Islandport Press, Inc.