Read this unique and fascinating narrative of the Gooch family as they settle in pre-colonial Maine. Follow them as they continue into the 21st Century. The family purchased an innkeeping business that continues today and is operated by a member of the current generation of Gooches. Through perserverance, back-breaking work, bravery and sometimes luck-the family beat the odds and held onto the their land for centuries. The Seaside House tells of trials and triumphs each of these generations encounter while providing for the family. The rich characters will entertain and astound readers with their adventures and struggles. Enjoy them coming to life in the extraordinary events that shaped their lives and offers glimpses of Maine's history. Trish Mason lives on her small farm in Arundel, Maine, six miles from the Seaside House with her husband Ken, son Jack and daughter Ellie. They have three horses, two English Setters and one cat. When not keeping the inn, Trish can be found following her passion--riding dressage horses. For more informatiion about the present day Seaside resort; please visit: www.kennebunkbeach.com
Irresistible interiors that capture the essence of seaside living. Everyone dreams of a house by the sea, and this book presents the best examples of homes for escaping to the serenity of the seaside. Beautifully photographed interiors, exteriors, gardens, and patios offer a peek into these appealing homes, including Martha Stewart's Seal Harbor, Maine residence, Donna Karan's Zen-like East Hampton retreat, Tommy Hilfiger's Pop Art-inspired Miami house, and Giorgio Armani's Antigua getaway. Such top designers as Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Steven Gambrel, and Ken Fulk have decorated these lovely and inspiring homes in quintessential seaside communities, including Block Island, Harbor Island, Malibu, and Martha's Vineyard. A seaside house is a place to unwind in a relaxed setting. Yet it is also a place to entertain friends and family in style and can express a range of chic decorating and design tastes. From clean, modern beach houses to traditional-style cottages, these breathtaking interiors, presented by a team known for style and taste, will inspire homeowners, designers, and anyone who loves a water view.
On the coast of Ireland, approximately eight miles from Dublin, lies a small fishing village. The Irish Sea and her pounding breakers have made this place a wretched spot difficult to get to. There is only one road leading into and out of Downey Lock. The village is made up of mostly anglers and their families. It is a small village with a population of two hundred and twenty-one. The majority of the properties in the village are owned by landlords who reside in England. The people residing in Downey Lock rent from these landlords every three years. There is no written contract between the village people and the wealthy aristocrats, but as long as the people make their payments for the cottages they live in and cause no trouble for the landlords, the villagers usually have no problems. The next village over from Downey Lock is Neary, approximately three miles away.
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press How did people travel in the good old days? Ed Culp traces the history of transportation in the West, particularly into Oregon. Old photos, maps, drawings, advertisements and transportation schedules illustrate how improvements were made, with emphasis on the development of the railroad.
Presents a history of seaside architecture from the eighteenth century to the present day. This book covers the formal and informal design processes involved in major buildings as well as ephemeral structures from piers and pavilions to resort parks and open spaces to shops selling candy floss.
Following the great fire of 1912 through the Daddy Train era, Seaside grew as a holiday and summer resort. The opening of the Oregon Coast Highway from Astoria to California in the late 1920s and of Wolf Creek Highway (Sunset Highway) in the late 1930s made Seaside accessible from Portland by automobile. Reconstruction of the boardwalk, the era of the big bands, saltwater swimming pools, and lumber riots kept Seaside in the news. Seaside survived the crash of the stock market, and World War II brought about an era of reconstruction, along with the Miss Oregon pageant. Seaside: 19201950 documents the citys growth and the people and businesses that helped it flourish.
The Rockaway Peninsula, also known as the Rockaways, is located off Long Island, within the borough of Queens. Its remoteness from Manhattan has made it a popular retreat and has provided an out-of-the-way area for families looking to relocate and live by the sea. The Rockaway's became a popular area for seaside hotels beginning in the 1830s, and its popularity grew with the coming of the Long Island Rail Road in the 1880s. In 1893, Hog Island, a resort known for entertaining Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, sank into the sea. Located a few miles east of Breezy Point, and also known as Rockaway Island, the entire island disappeared during a storm. The Rockaways was also the home of Rockaway's Playland, a world renowned amusement park from 1901 to 1985. Through vintage postcards, The Rockaways captures the history and charm of this seaside community.