Ed Phinney

Ed Phinney first came to Harpswell in 1947 with his father. The family bought a cabin that year on Potts Point and Ed has spent sixty summers vacationing in Harpswell. In this story he shares memories of his childhood summers, particularly one fateful night at a grange hall dance when he met the woman who would become his wife. Ed remembers what the town used to look like and how, surprisingly, not much has changed in sixty years.

Story and interview by Joshua Bernier & Seth Betz at Harpswell Coastal Academy, 2015, in collaboration with Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and Galen Koch.

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