Title

Draper Liscomb, 66, of Mount Desert Island, sees his struggle to survive on coas

Authors

Bethany Aranow

Source

Salt

Date

1-1982

Pages

18-33

Abstract

Draper Liscomb, 66, of Mount Desert Island, sees his struggle to survive on coastal Maine as a test of versatility as well as endurance. He reminisces about working in Connecticut making machine guns during World War II and the tall tales he told his co-workers about living in Maine. He saved enough to buy his land and house and started a dairy farm, learning the business from the ground up, along with all the skills necessary to keep the farm in operation. He also drove a school bus and cut ice at Eagle Lake, staying busy "about 20 hours a day." He talks about hearing a radio, getting electricity, and getting a refrigerator for the first time.

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