The middle coast of Maine is dotted with quaint fishing villages and green landscapes, drenched in sunlight or shrouded in thick fog. This collection of photographs artfully captures the harbours and lighthouses, small towns and hidden coves. Glimpse of the people's lives, the toil of the fishing industry and the joy of a Fourth of July jubilee or a farmer's market. The book concentrates on the area along Route 1 between Maine's two largest navigable rivers, the Kennebec and the Penobscot, that is rich in colonial and maritime history. From the mouth of the Kennebec River, where the Popham Colony was settled in 1607, the book goes on a grand tour of Bath, Wisscaset, Boothbay Harbor, Southport, New Castle, Damariscotta, Pemaquid, Waldoboro, Friendship, Thomaston, Port Clyde, Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Isleboro, Bayside, Belfast, and Searsport, with many points between. It offers landscapes, seascapes, architecture, and monuments that make this area special. Each place is enriched with interesting information from an insider's point of view and photographs that reveal the artist's eye. The book is encouragement to explore this region more deeply and a reminder of places visited.