The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era

William and Thomas Haviland
Edited by Carroll M. Haskell

For close to 100 years, from the 1840s until 1942, Deer Isle, an island off the coast of Maine, relied on steamboats for access to other parts of the state.

During this era, the island was a place of small family farms with a strong seafaring tradition. In the last four decades of this time, Tom Haviland was part of this island life. In his final years, Tom penned a series of short stories and essays based on his early experiences and characters he had known. Through them, we get a view of what island life was like in these bygone days.

For William A. Haviland’s profile please go HERE. For his book At the Place for the Lobster’s and Crabs go HERE. 

For Carroll Haskell’s book about growing up on a Maine Island during the Depression years go HERE.


Paperback: 170 pages

ISBN-10: 1882190343

ISBN-13: 978-1882190348

Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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