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Maine Waters, August 1945

Elsie & Ruth (Wenty)

Mother was an adventurer, at heart a Gypsy. Before our Father returned from the war (WWII) she and her best friend made a plan to go sailing in Maine. Living in New Jersey at the time Maine was a good choice. Elsie (Mom) Kidwell, on the left (picture) and her friend “Wenty” (Ruth Wentworth) decided to board passage on the Schooner James A.Webster (picture), with Captain Eaton at the helm. As I read the back of certain pictures they covered some beautiful ports; Camden, Stonington Harbor, Little Deer Isle and Belfast Harbor.

What brought her sailing adventure to mind was the advertisement in your April 2014 issue, inside front cover “Cruise Maine.”  Thanks for the memories!