Schreiber to present boatbuilding history

MOUNT DESERT — Laurie Schreiber will present her newly published book, “Boatbuilding on Mount Desert Island,” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Adobe Photoshop PDFWednesday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m.

Mount Desert Island has a rich and diverse history of boatbuilding. Chester Clement was the first of the “lobster” builders, and Bunker and Ellis elevated the concept. Henry Hinckley started on an old boat-repair wharf and built a world-class brand. Members of the Rich family produced everything from gleaming yachts to rugged workboats, while Sim Davis and Bink Sargent were considered the experts for big draggers. Schreiber highlights the histories of some of the major players in Mount Desert Island’s boatbuilding community.

Schreiber is a freelance writer and editor based on Mount Desert Island. For 22 years, she wrote for the Bar Harbor Times, and she now contributes regularly to a variety of publications. A collection of her recent writing can be found at

The event is free and open to the public.

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