A poet finds grace on the Maine Coast

   Cape Neddick Light  (circa 1920), in York, Maine, where May Sarton lived in her last years, after moving from Nelson, N.H.

Cape Neddick Light (circa 1920), in York, Maine, where May Sarton lived in her last years, after moving from Nelson, N.H.

"As I think about it today in my 81st year, looking out at the sea from my desk, I realize that what I have found in Maine is more than courtesy and kindness. It is grace.''

-- The late poet May Sarton, in "I Was on my Way Home Anyway,'' in the March 1994 Yankee magazine.
 

York is a well-known summer resort town, with 18-hole golf clubs, four sandy beaches and Mount Agamenticus, a remarkably high hill (692 feet) considering its proximity to the sea. There's lots of "old money'' there, perhaps best seen at the exclusive York Harbor Reading Room club.

  -- Photo by Fredlyfish    At the top of Mount Agamenticus, in York.       

-- Photo by Fredlyfish

At the top of Mount Agamenticus, in York.

 

 

  "York Harbor, Coast of Maine'' ( 1877),  by Martin Johnson Heade.

"York Harbor, Coast of Maine'' (1877), by Martin Johnson Heade.