A day of history. Spent most of the day exploring the buildings and grounds of the Old York Historical Society. Walked from town to various buildings, through the woodland preserve and back.
how old these huge beams
hand-hewn, some bark remaining
builder long time gone
This floor board upstairs in the warehouse was about 2 feet wide!
Ah, what would a 2 x 24 inch board cost nowadays? Could one even be found?
I first mis-read this sign as Organic!
Tide out, smell of hot sun on flats - sea-smell, pungent, good. As I walked by the locust trees the fragrance of the blossoms overpowered the sea smell. Intoxicating.
Highbush Cranberry in bloom.
The next few pictures are from the Gaol.
Cells from the mid-1700s period. The one on the right had a cobbler's bench so that the debtor could pay off his debt while in prison. Half of all prisoners held late in the latter part of the 18th century were debtors.
Edward Grant kept mark of his 20 days of time by carving the days off on the floor board. 1846.
Joining foundation supports from a building moved from somewhere else and joined onto the main house. This seems to have been done quite a bit back then, adding on to a house with other structures instead of building new additions.
Nubble Lighthouse in the distance, from the beach by York.
Not quite California!
Mackerel fishing off the breakwall on Drake's Island, Wells.
A fitting ending to the day!