When you go to Cedar Beach, you see boys and girls, men and
women, seagulls, water, sand, waves and sandcastles, Do not
drink the water, it tastes salty, and if you do you might get
sick! The water is as salty as a potato chip. When you go, you
smell the salty ocean water. I like to dig very deep holes in
the sand. They are so deep, you will dig into water.
One of my favorite places in Harpswell is
Cook’s. I love the way the waves sound like they want to get
your attention. I remember the way the rocks touch your feet. At
Cooks’s you smell lobster on the wharf. I do not want Cook’s to
leave because it is a great place to go.
I’m new in Harpswell but I still have a Special Place. That
place is Lowell’s Cove. Lowell’s Cove is on Lane Road as well.
Lowell’s Cove has rocks that are shaped so it’s the perfect fit
for your hand so you can skip it on the water. Of course it has
to be flat and have just enough weight so the wind not catch it
in the breeze.
Lowell’s Cove there are also docks where you can go crabbing off
of. Crabbing has five parts to it. One thing you need is a
couple of rocks to give it weight so it will sink to the bottom
floor so the crabs can cling on the bait bag. The next thing you
need is a bait bag to hold the rocks in. The bait bag has to be
the same kind the lobstermen use for their traps. The next thing
is rope so you don’t lose it when you throw it in the water. Oh
don’t forget to tie the green dangrey string. The next thing you
need is bait, because you can’t catch crabs with just rope, rock
and a bait bag. The bait can be any meat. My brothers and I went
crabbing with spoiled turkey meat.
Each two minutes we would pull the bait bag up it would be green
on the bottom of it. I caught my first red crab there on the
other dock on the other side of the water.
After we got the bait bag up, we would put the crabs in a tide
pool until it was filled to the top. Then we would let them go
and have races with them on their way down to the water. Now in
Lowell’s Cove, there are broken wooden traps, and trash like
food wrappers, pieces if fiberglass, bottles. I hope we can get
the trash cleaned up because I want to preserve this place that
is so special to me.
Lands End is a spectacular place. But imagine
if they tried to sell it!!!! Why, let's show them that Lands End
should STAY !!!! First start with the sights like the gift shop.
The view of the Portland Head Light on a clear day, and the
climbing rocks. On the rocks you can smell the salt water! And
when your feet first touch the hot sand and you jump into the
water because the sand was too hot. And when on accident you
swallow the salt water, you say in your head, "That doesn't
taste to good!" Even when your not swimming it's just good to
listen to the sounds, like the waves crashing on the beach and
the seagull squawking over head. These are the reasons why we
want to save it. If they were going to sell it!
Once I went to the beach
with our neighbor Joe, Maggie, my sister and I and Maggie and
Joe’s mom Jen. Jen invited me and my sister on a boat ride. On
the way to the beach we saw our friends, the Trynor family. They
waved to us from the dock. Out to sea we went. We saw people
fishing and we saw fishing boats. We saw Kayaks and people water
skiing. Then we went to the end of Cundy’s Harbor. So we stop
the boat. Then we walked up the dock. Then their dad picked us
Cundy’s Harbor is special
to me because you can go on a boat ride, and go kayaking and jet
Cook’s is special because my mom works there. It
is a good place to throw rocks in the water on the Fourth of
July. Mom, Dad, Kai and I went to see fireworks at Cook’s
Lobster House. Cook’s has very good food. My mom cooks good food
also. I had some chicken finger and grilled cheese. The chicken
tasted spicy and the cheese had a squeezy feeling as soft as a
pillow and as warm as a blanket.
I have been outside to look at the sunset. It had
a mixed blend in it, orange mixed with pink. This made it appear
to look tie-dyed and could see purple. The n it vanished. My
favorite of them was the purple coloring. On my way to Cook’s I
looked off the Cribstone Bridge and I saw Orr’s and Bailey
Island, Cook’s and some other islands around Harpswell. This is
why Cook’s is special to me.
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learn how to do math. You write stories. You make friends. You
earn now – swim. When you come back from swim ???, it is time to
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favorite spot is the jungle jim. I like to share my toys with
Josh and Chris. The names of some of the good guys Superman,
Batman, Robin, Gambit, Cyclops, Wolverine, and other super
heroes. The names of some of the villains Bane Green Goslin and
the Clown Prince of Evil Joker and other villains.
Hi my name is Mackenzie and I would like to
tell you about my favorite place in Harpswell, the Cribstone
Bridge. Did you know that the Cribstone Bridge is 78 years old?
There is a sandy beach at the bottom of the bridge on Bailey
Island. The Cribstone bridge is really tall and really narrow.
At the beach there is lots of different colored sea glass. There
is lots of shells and rocks. The Bridge is made of granite. One
day my sister, my brother, my mom, and I were going to my mom's
friends house. On the way we had to go over the Cribstone
Bridge. Then my sister said can we go to that beach someday and
took about 4 hours to get to Jewell Island. It has a forest,
birds live in the tree, and raccoons live in the forest. Deer
live there, too.
The families that lived there were prepared for war in World War
They built a watchtower to see if Japanese warship would come.
They had traps laid on the ground. When I went to Jewell Island,
I went tubing and I went around the island. When I went to
Jewell Island, just after a rainstorm, I shook the trees and
water would fall on me. I went to the top of the tower. It was a
blast. Couple of my friends went with me and my mom came one day
after so did my next store neighbor, my uncle to Jewell Island.
I got seasick from the ocean. There was this plant and it had
spiky balls and they stuck to me and I called them pets. I think
there was a factory at Jewell island. There was this giant
stairs that led to the beach.
found this heart shaped rock.
my name is Kirstin, and I would like to tell you about my
favorite place in Harpswell, Maine: Land’s End, Where the ocean
meets the land at the end of Bailey island.
There are all kinds of rocks: big rocks, little rocks, smooth
rocks, sea glass and all kinds of feathers.
The first Land End was destroyed by a hurricane, in 1978. People
built another one. Bailey island was settled in the late 1600’s
and early 1700’s, by Europeans. They found Indians living there
during the summer mouths.
grandmother likes rocks in her garden. One day, where I was with
her. We went down to Land’s End, because the beach is covered in
beautiful rocks and feathers. We found a huge silvery-gray rock.
At night it sparkles in the moonlight like a star. If you look
across the bay, you will see a lighthouse. Harpswell may seem a
little quiet sometimes, but it’s a wonderful place, if
Hi, my name is Nate and my special place is
Land’s End. The thing I like there is the gift shop. I go there
every month to get dragons. There are water dragons, forest
dragons, and fire dragons. I also like the goose house. The
geese run all over the place. I hope the town keeps it from
going out of business, do you? I like the way the salty wind
blows in my face. I like when I go to Land’s End.
The wharf is special to me because it’s more
than fishing, working. And lobster men coming home. It’s fun to
go swimming with Haila. It is also fun to go crab hunting with
my sister Ashley. If the wharf weren’t there it would be really
boring. So that is why it’s really special to me and that is why
I don’t want it to be changed. So please keep the wharf the
same. And make it seem as if it will be here forever.
Have you been to Holbrook’s? When I go to Holbrook’s I notice
many smells, sounds and tastes.
The smells are lobster rolls, chicken fingers, lobsters, sea
water, hot dogs and hamburgers. When I go there, I get a hot dog
and my Mom and Dad get a lobster roll.
the background you can hear the sound of the water rushing past
you. I like the sound of waves crashing the ocean floor. The
sound of crashing waves reminds me of fling over head
While you wait for your food you can almost taste the delicious
hot dogs, hamburgers, lobsters, lobster rolls and clams.
When you look out, the sights are the crystal blue water, the
dock and tiny islands. People keep fisher boats and motor boats
on the dock, the boats are all sizes
would like to keep Holbrook’s because, I like to boat or kayak
over and have lunch and boat or kayak back.
When I'm at Cundy's harbor I see my Grampy's
boats and swimmers, people fishing, and fish bait trucks. My
Grampy traps minnows and glass. When I'm at Cundy's Harbor, I
touch fish, crabs, lobsters, stinky shells like clams and
snails, cold water, the wharf, and seaweed .When I'm at Cundy's
Harbor I hear foghorns, motors, waves. When I'm at Cundy's
Harbor, I smell bait fish heads, salt water, bait juice, and
gone bad fish. I would like to keep Cundy's Harbor, because its
a nice place to be.
Once I went to Cedar Beach. My mom and I walked down the long
path through the spruce woods and to the water. When we got to
the beach, the touch of the hot sand burned my feet. 1 dug my
feet under the first layer of sand, and the water came up and
cooled my feet.
The sound of the gulls and the waves made a rhythm. It was low
tide and the seaweed made me slip and fall into the cold water.
The coldness of the water made me run out, but the sand was hot,
so I ran back into the water. Pretty soon I got used to the
water and the taste of salt.
built a sand castle. I used a bucket full of sand. I tipped the
bucket over and there was the beginning of my sand castle. Then
I decorated it with shells and flat black mica rocks, and I made
a moat around the castle. I put hermit crabs into the moat. When
I finished with my sand castle, I was tired and hot and ready to
When I walked into the water, the feel of coral in the sand was
soft. But the slippery rocks made me feel unsafe and
uncomfortable and I almost fell.
”Peter," called my mom. "Time for lunch."
ran splashing out of the water and up the beach, eager to eat my
like the smell of salt, the sound of waves, the touch of sand,
the sight of the sun reflecting on the water; that is why I want
to keep Cedar Beach.
When I get home, I sometimes look at the ocean. I can see it
from my yard. When I go to bed, I have to pass a window. When I
go to bed I get scared and sometimes I like to get into bed with
my parents. Sometimes they don’t let me. Also, sometimes Dad
gets into bed with me when I’m scared. Sometimes on weekends I
like to listen to my stereo. I listen in my room. I really like
my house because my dad bought a lot of land to put a big house
Land’s End is my favorite place in Harpswell.
There are many things that I like about Land’s End. Like the
beautiful sunset and my grandfather who feeds the geese every
night, and the tan rough sand you can put your feet through when
you take your shoes off. I don’t like the gross taste of salt
water, so please don’t close it off Land’s End. It’s special to
me. I wouldn’t want the nice people to change and the beautiful
beach to change.
When I look off of the dock at Cundy’s
Harbor, I see lots of amazing sights like fishermen working and
did I mention lobster boats. They work as hard as lobstermen!
Buoys get pulled up by the boats! Hundreds of traps get stacked
in the dooryard. In act I have over 800 traps in my dooryard.
The nice smells are bait in the barrels, food at the snack bar
and the nice smell of the boat smoke. And the nice sounds are
waves rubbing on the boat, the boat motors running all day, and
dogs barking!!! I swim with my best friend Kristin!!!!!!
Well that’s the
way I see it.
I went on a boat for 3 days. We went camping at Bear Island, and
I’m going to tell u my story.
The morning we started, I had to wake up early because we had to
sail a long way to Bear Island. It took 5 minutes to get to the
boatyard. When we got there, my Dad got the dinghy. It’s way in
the bushes, and my dad hauled it down the road. My dad and I
took our luggage and put it in the dinghy. Then my dad and I got
in the dinghy and my dad rowed us to the sailboat. We opened up
the sailboat and my dad had difficulty getting the boat to sail.
When we started sailing my dad noticed that we had been going
around in a circle because my Dad was turning so hard. He got
the boat going.
One the way my Dad and I saw a gray seal. I couldn’t tell if it
was a male or a female. The seal was just looking at us like we
were aliens from Outer Space. It was funny how the seal bobbed
its head up and down in the water, because the boat was making
so many big waves. We laughed really hard when we saw it.
On the way we passed Jewel Island. Jewel Island is really
pretty. My family and I went camping there once. It was really
fun. We went exploring. My Mom and I found a lot of different
flowers. I can’t remember what they were though.
We passed Long Island. It’s really pretty. I don’t know anything
else about Long Island. We also passed Dingley Island. It’s also
pretty. I don’t know anything else about Dingley Island. My dad
and I anchored there and we had lunch, mmmmmm. We had sardines
(my day calls them dins) and crackers and peanut butter and
jelly sandwiches with milk.
The sailboat tipped like crazy. My dad said it was a good wind,
but I didn’t think so.
I liked the buoys. I liked them so much I made a drawing of my
favorites. My favorite one was a purple one with rainbow
At the end of the day my Dad and I finally found Bear Island. We
anchored there. It’s really pretty. I say a sunken ship. You
could even see the mast sticking out of the water. Then we
explored around the island. We found a climbing rock. It was
fun. My dad didn’t climb it.
I live in Cundy’s Harbor on _______
______. There’s a dirt road. On the side of the road there’s a
windmill on a huge lichen covered rock. It has 4 homes. It’s
special to me because I like the sea. My house is across Cundy’s
Harbor Rd. from a big hill that goes down into the sea.
One day I walked outside and the hill was
covered with lots of snow with sea. So I went and got my sled
out of the garage and went sledding on the hill. I had only one
“BIG” wipe out. A lot of snow got in my face. That was enough
sledding for me so I went inside and sat in front of the fire.
It was very hot.
I’ve lived in my neighbor in Cundy’s Harbor
all my life. It’s a story in Cundy’s Harbor. I go out my door, I
just feel safe there, I go for a walk. People say, “Hi Nicholas,
how are you doing?” I’m just filled with glee, and I’m happy
listening to the boats. I ride my bike to Sandy Cove and when we
get there my Grammy and I have a picnic on the beach there.
I live near the new Meadows River and the
Gurnet Bridge. The Bridge has cement side walk so people can
walk on it. It has cement guardrails so no one drives off the
side. It is not a draw Bridge so you won't have to wait twenty
minutes for it to go up and down. The Bridge is useful because
if it weren’t there you would have to leave your car and take a
boat across the Gurnet strait. The bridge is high enough to
drive boats underneath. The New Meadows river is pretty. There
is a lot of wildlife in the river. You can't jump out of a boat
near the bridge because the current is very strong. Once, I went
fishing for stripers and we took a boat under the Gurnet Bridge.
The tide was high when we went through and it was cool and
shady. We saw spider webs hanging off the bridge.
My name is _____. I am telling you about my story of the. One
day I woke up. It was a beautiful Saturday morning. I was with
my mom Aminta in her big blue apartment. My mom called up the
stairs and said "Time to get up lazy head and it is a very
special day today." We are going to drive and see the Cribstone
Bridge. It is a really beautiful bridge. Do you know it is 78
years old and that it is right here in Harpswell and that it is
made out of granite." I got dressed and went stairs to have some
French tout and milk for breakfast. My mom said, "we have to
take your brother Ben to his friend Bobby’s house." Ben Alicia
and I got in the car. We were just about to go over the
Cribstone Bridge when my mom slammed on the brakes. She got out
of the Ford Explorer. There in front of the car on the road was
a cute little black and white kitten. My mom said it was a boy
she put him in the back seat of the Ford Explorer. I looked at
him a few seconds latter he climbed in my lap and fell asleep.
My mom was in the middle of the bridge, when I looked out the
window, I saw heart shaped rocks with colorful strips. Most of
all, there were flocks of seagulls. We got off the bridge when
ouch Ben had just hit his head on the window. We drove to
Bobby’s house. I played with the way home. When we got home I
named him Lamer [which means ocean in French.]
Hi! My name is David and I’d like to tell you why I think our
school grounds are really special.
First I’d like to give you some description of our land. I
believe its 9.2 acres, there's monkey bars, see-saws, a small
soccer field, and past one of the goals on the soccer field
there’s a sloping hill to 3 or 4 soccer fields, and a baseball
diamond (with no dugouts), also by the parking lot there’s a
playground (most people call it the kindergarten playground) and
it has two slides and a basketball court and there’s some
running trails (one goes to the salt marsh which is special
because there’s are no houses and its pretty and quiet, except
for the animals. Also its owned by the state so no houses can be
on the land except if you brought it from the state!
Now I’d like to tell you about an experience I had on those
running trails by the salt marsh. It was a little past Halloween
on gym day.
Our gym teacher said, “today we are going running on the
running trails and we are going to the salt march!”
So we went over to the salt marsh, and my friend, Iven said,
“I’m exhausted”! So we stopped and our gym teacher told us a
very scary story, it was scary but wasn’t frightened. After he
finished the story we jogged back to school, past the big spider
web (just the roots of a fallen tree) and past the footprints of
a T Rex (just some roots above the ground) and back to school.
So that’s the story about my special place in Harpswell and
I’d like to see this school still here when I’m grown up. Maybe
my children will run to the salt marsh.
There is a place where I go when I am upset and it is called
The Rocky Place. The sights of The Rocky Place are rough rocks,
cool looking houses. I hear the birds chirping, the waves
smacking against the rough rocks and I see the shiny ocean. It
smells like salt water in the air. The sound of the seagulls is
like saying hey. The air taste like salt when I breath it in.
And that is why I like The Rocky Place!
I would like to keep Lowell’ s Cove in Harpswell forever. I
like the way the Atlantic sparkles, the way the salty breeze
hits your face and reminds you of the ocean . I like the way the
music of the waves, they sound as if they were singing to you as
you sit on the rocks. I run back to shore when the crabs touch
my feet as if they were counting them while they pinch every toe
and that’s why I would like to keep Lowell’ s Cove.
I like to fish off the wharf. When I fish, I see boats. I see
buoys. I see traps. The traps are green.
The wharf sways,
the air blows.
there little toes.
icky wet sand,
salty sea water,
and rotten fish smell.
feet slipping in the sand,
house dog barking,
baby birds chirping,
nice fresh air,
fisher boats in the ocean,
and that's why I love Mackerel Cove.