When I was younger my grandmother would say “If you live here long enough, you get saltwater in your veins.” I always wondered what that meant. As with many things in life, of course years later I know exactly what she meant. Living near the ocean, it becomes a part of you. The way it moves and weathers the seasons, mirror you.
Hello there! Welcome to a very special part of Maine where people still wave to passersby, called Swan’s Island. You will have to take a ferry to get here, which just makes it that much more special.
My grandfather built this house on the harbor in 1927. I bought it when I was 26 and have lived here for fifty years. One must be a bit of a renaissance woman when you live on a rural island. I am retired now but over the years I have been a town official, owned and managed a store, built lobster traps, done caretaking, worked as a ferry terminal agent, and now I am an airbnb host.
Did you know that you can tell which way the winds are blowing because it is the direction the boats are moving? Or how about that the deer like to go down to the water just before sunrise to lick salt from the rocks at low tide? I am happy to share my special home by the sea with travelers from near and far. Come watch with me the activity that is this ocean: bald eagles feeding, herons nesting, gulls harkening in the seasons with the calls.