Where in Maine?
Think you recognize this historic hamlet and its 1820s Congregational Church?
The holidays mean a little something more in this midcoast town. Some historians now believe that the first Thanksgiving in the New World was actually celebrated four hundred years ago not far from the site of this pretty white church. (Sorry Plymouth. Nice rock, though.) Don't care much about history? Perhaps beaches and celebrities are more your thing? Then you'll be glad to know that one of the finest strands in Maine can be found here. This beach town (population 2,100 or so) played host to the 1999 flick Message in a Bottle, starring as the strand on which the very message of the title washes up (Kevin Costner and Paul Newman co-starred). The people who live here tend to associate themselves with several distinct villages - what Maine town isn't broken into several villages, by the way - and you can bet they're thankful to call this place home. Have you ever celebrated Thanksgiving here? If you think you recognize this historic hamlet and its 1820s Congregational Church, send us a comment here, drop us a note at PO Box 679, Camden, ME 04843, or whip us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Photography by: Kevin Shields