Hauling the boat "Verlie" to shore, Westport Island, ca. 1900
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Westport Island History Committee
"[We] didn't have any ferry. When I was first growing up, they had rowboats at the shores. Everybody had rowboats.
There was a Post Office, of course, down at the Center but it was easier for my father to row to Wiscasset to get his groceries and he had a post office box up in Wiscasset, and that’s where his mail came in. Sometimes if he was busy, my mother would row up and get the mail. She wouldn't be going there in the middle of winter."
Verlie Greenleaf, 1987
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