Down by the sea

Barbara F. Dyer: Pleasures and Treasures

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 7:45pm

Summer or winter,

Spring and Fall,

Camden, Maine

Enjoys them all.


Our hills and streams,

Lakes and sea

Are sights for all

To come and see.


Boats in harbor

With their covers,

Float gracefully

For us and others.


Later it rains,

Or sleet and hail

Comes snow and winter.

It never fails.


'Til spring arrives

Sun after showers,

Buds appear

On trees and flowers.


Landing alive,

Workers are up,

Walking in hand

With coffee cup.


Ready for sailing

Skis put away

Skies are sunny

After the gray.


Things for all

People to do.

The town is busy,

Not just a few.


Swim and bike

And rides they take

View “Oreo cows”

And a lobster bake.


Movies filmed here,

Excitement, you bet

Like “Peyton Place”

Never forget.


A great crowd pleaser,

“Windjammer Days.”

People do watch

And are amazed.


Stores get busy

B&B's, do.

Restaurants are full.

Parking is, too.


The library's filled,

Parks are our pride.

Crowds from the city

We take in stride.


Mountain “star”

Thanksgiving day,

New Year’s Eve

Taken away.


Santa arrives,

By the small tug.

Happy the kids,

And people hug.


Toboggan Race,

And soon it is March.

We read again

They've hit the arch.


Town meeting again

Agenda so great,

Money is spent.

It is our fate.


Something for all

The young and old.

We have treasures

Better than gold.


Barbara F. Dyer has lived in Camden all of her life, so far.


More Barbara Dyer

‘We are out today for old Camden High, let us boost her with a will’

The Camden Fire Department: Since 1847, ‘always ready’

Camden in 1880

Past signs of the times

When President Roosevelt took the train from Rockland to Washington, D.C.

Carlos Salzedos' harp colony in Camden

Buttoning up the harbor for winter

The day when Camden burned down, 40 buildings lay in ash

Old Glory, the flag’s storied history, and proper etiquette

The Seaside Mountains of Camden

The story of the Barbie D, a little tug that has worked Camden Harbor for 60-plus years

Postcards and the way we communicated 100 years ago

Figureheads at sea

The Babbs:  A family integral to Camden history

Lighthouses of the coast

Garden theater

When Camden paid a fine for having no minister preaching in town

Goodbye Old Schools

Presidents’ Day

Tall ships we never saw

Another new year

Trolley transportation

More shipwrecks

The burning of the Annie L.

The demise of a Camden-built vessel

Camden’s wooden boat builders were perfectionists

Building wooden boats in Camden, many years ago

The Hub of Camden

Socializing and such, before television

The first years of the Camden Snow Bowl

Snow Bowl

Launching ‘Whimsey’

The many moods of Camden Harbor

Demise of the Camden steamboat wharf

Curtis Island Lighthouse - the sentinel of Camden Harbor

Camden Harbor: As old as the last glacier

Mr. Camden Harbor

Windjammer cruises in Camden

Memorial Day remembrances