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Mary Ellen Chase, author of Silas Crockett

Mary Ellen Chase, author of Silas Crockett

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Maine Historical Society

Blue Hill native Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1972) in 1935 published "Silas Crockett," the story of a Maine seafaring family, which became her best-known work.

She also wrote children's books, literary criticism, and three autobiographical books.

She was a 1909 graduate of the University of Maine.


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