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Maine State Library

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It’s the happiness of love, laughter, lobster, fresh air so clean it’s fun to breathe — lakes, seacoast, mountains, scenery that would make a camera sigh, if it could.

Close your eyes for a second and pretend you and summer have both come to Maine. Welcome the warmth of a sun that has lost its heat to the ocean. Listen to the seagulls as they soar above the surf. Smell the lobsters steaming! Can’t you almost taste the hot buttered corn and the tender clams? Now, walk along that quiet, uncrowded stretch of beach and feel as though you own it. Lie on the clean sand and gaze at the sky. Isn’t it beautiful? Isn’t it wonderful not to hurry or worry? But there’s a lot to do and enjoy when you’re ready. Auctions, summer theatre, golf, historic sites, a trip to the lakes, fishing, boating, pictures to take and memories to keep. And how you’ll sleep at night in the quiet extra-blanket coolness that sways the pines.

This special happiness that happens in Maine is more nature’s doing than ours. She made Maine vacationland when she made it big, dotted it with thousands of lakes, ponds and streams, covered it with mountains, hills and pines, wove its rock-bound coast 2,500 miles around bays, inlets and sandy beaches, then blessed it with a climate that’s nearly perfect.

Our Maine Vacation Guide completes the story of summertime in Maine in 32 colorful pages of pictures and maps. Send for it. There’s no charge. Then come to Maine.

Likely published around 1960. Illustration by Mike Baxter.

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ca. 1960




Maine; Tourism; Travel; Lobster; Lobster Bake



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