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03/29/21 09:21 PM #22    

Bill Macoy


03/29/21 09:23 PM #23    

Bill Macoy

The classic Light House is a favorite attraction.  Sam greeted some of his neighbors and shared the moment.


03/29/21 09:25 PM #24    

Bill Macoy

And here he is....a man "outstanding in his field"  The view is from the deck of his house looking north.


03/29/21 09:28 PM #25    

Bill Macoy

Walking back toward the house, he is passing his home grown vegetable garden behind the rail fence.


03/29/21 09:32 PM #26    

Bill Macoy

This night he served fresh picked Kale from his garden sauteed in oil with a pinch of garlic. It was delicious.


03/29/21 09:41 PM #27    

Bill Macoy

Some of you may know that entire Acadia National Park belonged to the J.D. Rockafeller, Jr. family.  The roads throughout the park were designed for horse and buggies, so there are not steep hills, and although they are gravel roads...they have excellent drainage and are meticulously maintained.

https://visitmaine.com/quarterly/acadia/rockefeller

http://mdi.mainememory.net/page/3817/display.html

 

 

 


03/29/21 09:54 PM #28    

Bill Macoy

Allthough it has been vacant for years, this is the Eliot family homestead in Maine.  Sam cherishes fond memories of this place as both a child and an adult.


03/29/21 09:58 PM #29    

Bill Macoy

 He never called himself a horticulturist, be he was one. He authored and photographed the flora all through the Acadia Natioal Park and published a book on that subject.


03/29/21 09:59 PM #30    

Bill Macoy

This island haven was Sam's garden of Eden.

 


03/29/21 10:01 PM #31    

Bill Macoy

There is a guest cabin, workshop, toolshed behind the main house.  


03/29/21 10:05 PM #32    

Bill Macoy

Sam lived in this cabin on separate occasions over the years.  Very Henry David Thoreau, eh?


03/29/21 10:12 PM #33    

Bill Macoy

His life wasn't all leisure, writing and study.  He founded an Academy in Bar Harbor and was President and Head Master for a good many years.  Leonard Haertter predicted it in the JBS 1963 yearbook.


03/29/21 10:14 PM #34    

Bill Macoy

Sam's faithful companion Pru is always at his side.


03/29/21 10:26 PM #35    

Bill Macoy

No stick is too long or to sour tasting to prevent Pru from retrieving it.


03/29/21 10:29 PM #36    

Bill Macoy

Pru patiently waits for the next throw while Sam ambles ever onward knowing Pru will always come running.


03/29/21 10:32 PM #37    

Bill Macoy

The marvelous stone bridges flatten the roads at every valley and crevice in the rocky ice age terrain.


03/29/21 10:44 PM #38    

Bill Macoy

The forest on Mount Desert Island grows a variety of Red spruce, fir, and hemlock; while pines fill the mountainsides and white spruce thrives along the fog-drenched shoreline.  But there is also a huge variety of lichens, mosses, fungi, other kinds of plants carpeting the forest floor.


03/29/21 10:48 PM #39    

Bill Macoy

An unbelievably lush carpet some how thrives on the stony ground and makes it soft and fluffy.


03/29/21 10:51 PM #40    

Bill Macoy

Life grows abundantly on this rocky pile.


03/29/21 10:56 PM #41    

Bill Macoy

The abundant rocks like enormous bricks were put to good use in building the 45 miles roads and bridges especially for hiking, biking, and horses with or without carriages.  Not to wonder, they was built by a Rockafeller.


03/29/21 11:01 PM #42    

Bill Macoy

The view from above the town overlooking Bar Harbor is peaceful, colorful, and stunning.


03/29/21 11:08 PM #43    

Bill Macoy

That's OK Pru...you can leave that stick here for now.  There will be other sticks to chase in the future. Just stick by Sam for now.  Your gonna enjoy North Carolina!!!


03/30/21 11:10 AM #44    

Ellie Walz (Svenson)

Bill, I cannot thank you enough for sending these photos.  I had the pleasure of visiting the Maine coast to attend the wedding of a friend's daughter several years ago.  It was held in a quaint old church with the reception in a tent on the property of the groom's parents overlooking the coast.  

 


03/30/21 02:59 PM #45    

 

Victoria Hinrichs (Silks)

 Dear BIll Macoy  et all.  Wow. so very moving to read all you had to say about Sam , and see the Maine pictures which made me very nostalgic for our time there. Of course when Dad and Mum ran AIC  on Alamoosook Lake, Penobscott bay , sailing etc. etc. Then when my husband and son and I all lived in Sheepscott, Maine for a number of years .. Fond fond memories. I hope Sam retains some of them . I didn't know him that well back  at Burroughs.. but its  heart warmin to hear all of you speak so eloquently of him . 

Sending love to all from Mexico... VicTORIa Hinrichs Silks

 

 

 

 

 

 


04/01/21 10:34 AM #46    

Liz Birge (Curren)

Thanks so much for the pictures. They gave a wonderful feeling of smeone who loved nature. I did not know Sam well but will write Sam.  I can picture him in his new location outside enjoying the world.  My daughter and I went to Bar Harbor for a vacation two years ago and the pictures are especially meaningful for the that reason too.  Liz


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