The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

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Drive A Nail On Sunday

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould DRIVE A NAIL ON SUNDAY  That would profane the Lord’s Day, and aboard ship was unlucky. A vessel on which “no hand is asked to drive a nail on Sunday” was taking a landward phrase to sea, and it meant the labors where light on Sundays. […]

Free For The Taking

an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson

Maine Farmland Trust