Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives

Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives

In this Press Herald photograph from Aug. 8, 1948, contestants dash into the water near Jones Landing on Peaks Island for the annual Peaks to Portland race.

Below, swimmers prepare for the starting line during the 2014 Peaks to Portland race.

Swimmers prepare for the starting line during the Peaks to Portland on Saturday.

Logan Werlinger/Staff Photographer Logan Werlinger/Staff Photographer