Ogunquit By-The-Sea (Images of America)
- Publish Date: 1994-12-01
- Binding: Paperback
Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. From its early history as a fishing village to its official recognition as a town in July 1980, Oqunquit has always been one of New Englands most dynamic coastal communities When Charles Woodbury opened opened an art school in 1889 among the fishhouses and dories of Perkins Cove, he could scarcely have known the effect it would have on the little village. Drawn by the natural beauty of its rocky shore and rolling sand dunes, hundreds of aspiring artists flooded the Cove every summer, creating one of the most vivacious creative communities in the Northeast. The people of Ogunquit the residents and tourists; artists and fishermen have each contributed to its rich cultural heritage, making it one of the most unique resorts on the Atlantic seaboard.