Where in Maine?
Can you identify this historic farm?
A dozen years ago, the future of this cobblestone barn and 128-acre farm was uncertain. The long-time owners wanted to will the farm to their children but feared inheritance taxes would force the property’s sale and open it to development. That would have been a shame: Located near one of Maine’s most famous natural attractions, the farm’s fields, forests, and marshlands sit on a pristine saltwater creek, and the barn, a favorite of professional and amateur photographers alike, was built in 1820 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fortunately, help came in the form of a conservation easement held by a coastal land trust, which ensures that this special place, teeming with wildlife, will never be subdivided or further developed.
If you can identify this historic farm, send us a note at P.O. Box 679, Camden, ME 04843; whip off an email to email@example.com; or post a comment below. We’ll feature our favorite letter in an upcoming issue — and send the winner a Down East wall calendar.
Photographed by Susan Cole Kelly