Bunting, William H. A Day's Work . (Volumes I and II) Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House; Portland, ME: Maine Preservation, 1997, 2000. History of life in Maine, with historic photographs.
Duncan, Roger F. Coastal Maine: A Maritime History. Woodstock, Vermont: Countryman Press, 2002.
Colcord, Joanna C. Sea Language Comes Ashore . New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1945. A dictionary of sea terms that are used on shore. Includes the origins of some words and expressions.
Taylor, Alan. Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 . Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.
Woodward, Colin. The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier . New York: Viking, 2004. Maine life and history.