KITTERY AUTHOR MARK ALESSE – “MAINE’S FIRST TOWN ~ 1647”
My first several visits to Kittery in 2010 were a joy for a land-locked soul. Everywhere I went along the coast, and up Chauncey Creek, and through Brave Boat Harbor on a kayak were just a thrill. It was relatively undeveloped, clean, neat, old, rugged, rustic, authentic, natural, healthy, and a joy to behold. Places like this don’t happen by accident (the people here are doing things right and deserve a lot of credit and encouragement). And they don’t stay nice forever. We happen to be here at the right time and are among people who both appreciate it and work to keep it the way it is. To one from an overpopulated and highly dysfunctional state, it was a dream come true. That’s why I volunteer for things. I want to do my share to keep it a special Maine place. We may be surrounded by the 21st century and the huge populations to the south, but all that is easily forgotten when your here. I’m glad to be among so many people who recognize what we have around here. “
This doesn’t really have a Thresher connection, but is an excellent display of what Kittery has been, and is, that you might enjoy. Visit the following link.
“Kittery, Maine’s first town ~ 1647”