A History of Little Cranberry Island, Maine
by Hugh L. Dwelley (200 pgs)
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The Cranberry Isles

Table of Contents

DEDICATION

PREFACE

WHAT'S OUR NAME?

SOME FREQUENTLY USED TERMS

CHAPTER l: THE ISLAND

CHAPTER 2: THE INDIANS

CHAPTER 3: EXPLORATION & LAND TITLES
  Competing French & English Land Grants
  The de Gregoire Deeds

CHAPTER 4: PIONEER SETTLER FAMILIES
  The Stanwoods
  The Stanleys (Standley)
  The First Stanley Generation that Grew Up on Little Cranberry
  The Gilleys
  The Gilleys at Islesford
  The Bunkers
  The Spurlings
  The Hadlocks
  The First Hadlock Generation that Grew up on Little Cranberry
  Pioneer Living on Little Cranberry Island

CHAPTER 5: THE TOWN OF CRANBERRY ISLES
  Island Schools
  Island High Schools
  Roads on little Cranberry
  Mosquito Commissioner
  Town Wharves, Electrification and Other Matters
  In the Year 2000

CHAPTER 6: CHURCHES AT ISLESFORD
  Early Worship
  The Church on Islesford
  The Islesford Thimble Club
  Organizing for Worship
  The Church Building
  The 20th Century
  The Islesford Cook Book

CHAPTER 7: FARMIN' AND FISHIN'
  Farming at Islesford
  Fishing from the Islands
  Lobstering
  Trap Stuff

CHAPTER 8: THE ERA OF MARITIME COMMERCE
  The Islesford life Saving Station

CHAPTER 9: ISLAND STORES AND THE POST OFFICE
  Post Office

CHAPTER lO: ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & SOCIAL LIFE
  The Neighborhood House
  Rockbound Grange
  Drama at Islesford
  Arts & Artists
  Crafts
  The Islesford Volunteer Fire Department
  Restaurants & Eating Places
  The Islesford Historical Society
  The (Second) Islesford Historical Society

CHAPTER 11: THE ISLESFORD SUMMER COLONY
  The Cottage Era
  Hotels
  Transport
  Community Relationships and Contributions
  Day Trippers
  In Conclusion

CHARTER 12: WINTER LIVING

CHAPTER 13: A NEW CENTURY AND THE GREAT WAR
  The Years of the Great War
  The Great War
  Post-War Years and The Great Depression

CHAPTER 14: WORLD WAR lI AND THE POST-WAR YEARS
  The Coast Guard
  Military Service
  The Home Front
  After the War: 1946-1960

CHAPTER 15: THE 196Os & 1970s: DECADES OF CHANGE
  The New Wave - Fishermen
  The New Wave - Builders & Caretakers
  The New Wave - Community Leaders
  The Summer Colony

CHAPTER 16: THE COMFORTABLE 1980s & 1990s

CHAPTER 17: ISLESFORD TODAY & TOMORROW
  Islesford Chantey

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SOME SOURCES & FURTHER READING

  Occasional Papers



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