An unknown young man is all dressed up and heading out for the daily stroll with his pet porcupine. This image was taken from a vintage Post Card and in this work I have incorporated it into a scene from Grindstone Point. The Boardwalk began at the Swimming Pool and went past the Yacht Club to the Casino. I found these photos of the Boardwalk, the map and the Grindstone Inn at the Winter Harbor Historical Society.
The Society allows access to many historical documents and is working hard to improve the collection.
Grindstone is a place that has a rich and interesting history for the folks who “Summered” there and also for the people from the area who worked to make this atmosphere possible. There are many intriguing and interesting folks involved who have made our town a different kind of place to grow up. Sanford Phippen experienced this during his time as an employee at the Frenchman’s Bay Lodge. He wrote a book about the lodge and the work and play that made it unique. He will be speaking at the Hammond Hall on July 8th at 7pm. The Historical Society invites you to join them in sharing this story and others you may have as well.
August 12-7pm-Historical Society- Charles Joy will give a presentation about “John Moore”, from Steuben, he owned approx. 2000 acres on Schoodic Point and was the person to donate it to the National Park Service. He also built a home on Grindstone called Far From Wolves-known by many as Frenchman’s Bay Lodge.