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Misty Lake Mornings

On The Lake

by Polly Saltonstall Maine Boats Homes & Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall rows a shell on Megunticook lake in Camden. This is from a day in November: “Two loons followed me for a bit before diving under. Otherwise the only motion on the lake this morning were the puddles made by my oars and the wake […]

Catch A Crab & Gorm

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould CATCH A CRAB  To mishandle oars while rowing so that there is a splash of water. Mainers transfer the term to any mistake, error, bungling, or gory miscue. GORM  Pronounced gawm. A favorite Maine word of delightfully obscure origin meaning to behave in a stupid, awkward manner. […]

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