At Holiday Beach in Owls Head, and at other places along the Maine coast in the 1930s and ‘40s, no one much cared if a few traps and a boat or two sat out the winter. The land was locally owned and its use freely granted, generally. A cradle fashioned of spruce logs for the boat to rest on, along with some planks and rollers, a tackle, and a car to do the pulling, was all it took to fetch a boat up beyond high water, where she’d be safe until spring.

Catalog Number LB2008.15.234