December 6, 2010


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Lynn Philippone, right, speaks with Amy Bloodgood on Sunday during Santa Sunday at Sunday River in Newry. Participants got a free lift ticket if they gave to an annual toy drive.

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A strong winter storm cast the crew of the Nottingham Galley on the rocky shore of Boon Island in December 1710.

The crew huddled under a makeshift tent from one of the ship's sails. There was no firewood and nothing to eat other than some cheese the ship was carrying. The men resorted to seaweed, seagulls, mussels -- and eventually cannibalism.

The men could see the distant lights of what is now York six miles away, but couldn't get there. The survivors spent more than three weeks on the rock.

Foster's Daily Democrat said that the York Historical Society will commemorate the event Saturday.


State, guide association seek nominees for annual award

State wildlife officials and the Maine Professional Guides Association are seeking nominations for the second annual Wilmot "Wiggie" Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award.

Robinson, a highly respected outdoorsman, was a Master Maine Guide from 1950 until his death in 2007.

Nominees must be registered guides for at least 20 years, with at least 10 years of active guiding service. They should also be active in volunteer programs and on boards that promote Maine wildlife.

Nomination forms can be found at The deadline for nominations is Friday.


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