Small world alert here...in the mail yesterday was this great book: A Coastal Companion: A Year in the Gulf of Maine, from Cape Cod to Canada.
Well, I was puzzled at first as I hadn't ordered anything lately. (Surprise there!) Inside was a notecard with a note from the author, Catherine Schmitt, letting me know she'd found out we're cousins! She sent along the book as an intro. Wow!
If you've been keeping track, this is the second cousin I've found out lives in Maine! Seems this is the place to which my enate family migrates.
To get a copy of the book for yourself, you can go to or contact Sherman's Bookstores in Maine. They have copies at all of the stores, or they can order them for you. You can also order books online from them.
There are beautiful illustrations throughout done by Kimberleigh Martul-March and Margaret Campbell.
Catherine has also written articles that have appeared in Working Waterfront News, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and other science-related publications.
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