The Schooner, Effort

Captain Humphrey delivered the mail first from Port Clyde 2x per week , then in 1884 from Boothbay. First from his sloop, the Goldsmith Maid and then from 1888 from his schooner, Effort. Captain George F. Brackett took over the Effort in the 1890s. In the book, An Eye for the Coast the story is […]

H.T. Bone

Cards to Harry

HARRY T. BONE A very unhappy piece of news about Harry Bone came our way a month or so ago, He has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Following surgery has been living in a nursing home in his home town. Although his short-term memory is poor, he has excellent long-term memory and loves to […]

Captain William S. Humphrey

Mail Service was first established as early as 1858, the postmaster was Moses Starling who made weekly trips to Port Clyde and delivered the mail from his kitchen table, James Trefethren succeeded him but the post office was apparently closed in the 1870’s and not reopened until 1883. Captain William S. Humphrey ran the mail […]

Dori by Alison Hill

Love this painting because it features Dori, who is supplying the amazing new images of Monhegan on this site and it is painted by Alison Hill, this January’s featured artist. See more of Alison’s artwork on her website