December 5, 2010

Steve Solloway: North Haven's small but making waves

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North Haven may be the smallest high school in the Maine Principals Association – all of 16 students – but there s a bond, including a passion for rowing. The team includes, from left: Kennedy Cooper, Abi Campbell, Ethan Taylor, Erin Cooper, Leta Hallowell, Rico Rattina, Cody Joyce and Natalie Carrier.

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Charlie Jones may be a team of one for North Haven, but it’s a good one. He finished seventh in the Class C state cross country meet and ran in the New Englands.

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He's not looking forward to the 70-minute crossings.

"Ferry rides in winter are not a lot of fun. I still get seasick."

Everyone on North Haven knows Charlie Jones, which has its rewards. "It's a very close community. It's nice to hear people congratulate you when you see them." Sometimes he feels he must explain why he didn't meet expectations. "That's difficult."

College awaits. He may follow his sister, Kelsey, to Colby. Dartmouth and Williams may be options.

Zeb Campbell won't miss the open boat rides to Vinalhaven for soccer practice and games. Although truth be told, he was on the water for only 30 seconds, sometimes a minute. It was another 20 minutes by car to the high school on the other side of the island.

"If it rained, practice was usually called off before I left," said Campbell. "I got soaked once (in the boat.)"

Vinalhaven just missed the Class D playoffs this year. Campbell, who started at midfield but was moved to striker, was recognized for his efforts.

In the big picture this fall, North Haven didn't win double championships like Yarmouth's achievement in football and soccer. It isn't a powerhouse like Scarborough, for instance. On the ferry back to Rockland, Laura Venger, a North Haven teacher, sat next to me. "Are you going to write about the boys' basketball team? They've got 10 players this year!"

Success is always relative.

Staff Writer Steve Solloway can be contacted at 791-6412 or at:

ssolloway@pressherald.com

 

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Charlie Jones, a senior, trains with his father, Ken, left, a teacher and coach at the school.

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Christie Hallowell, executive director of North Haven Arts & Enrichment, hangs a Christmas wreath at Waterman's Community Center.

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North Haven Island lies 12 miles off the coast of Maine in Penobscot Bay and is serviced by ferry from Rockland.

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A school bus drops off students at the Waterman's Community Center after school.

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North Haven is a tight-knit community of 350 year-round residents.

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North Haven has a rich fishing history.

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