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George Soules Photography » Event
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Acadia Senior College – Geology

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Event
Acadia Senior College – Geology
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One of the best things about living on MDI is being able to take courses at Acadia Senior College. This fall, Duane and Ruth Braun taught The Geology of Mount Desert Island. The format for this seven session class was one hour of lecture followed by a field trip. On these educational and fun outings we visited Seawall, Big Rocks, Cadillac Mountain, the Shore Path in Bar Harbor, Otter …

Common Ground Country Fair

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Event
Common Ground Country Fair
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The 39th annual Common Ground Country Fair was held September 25-27 in Unity, Maine. Janice and I attended on Friday and Saturday, our first time ever. Two full days was just about enough time to see everything that was happening on the 40+ acre fair grounds. Some 60,000 people take part in the fair which celebrates rural and sustainable living in Maine. The photos here give just a taste …

Sunbeam Trip to Frenchboro, Maine

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Event, Places
Sunbeam Trip to Frenchboro, Maine
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The tiny village of Frenchboro is located on Long Island, eight miles southeast of Bass Harbor, Maine. The 2,500 acre island is just two miles long by a mile and a half across at its widest point. Today I traveled to Frenchboro on the Sunbeam V, a 75 foot vessel operated by the Maine Sea Coast Mission. The journey was a field trip for an Acadia Senior College class I have been taking …

Worldwide Photowalk

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Event
Worldwide Photowalk
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Today members of the MDI Photo Club and other New England photographers gathered for the seventh Annual Worldwide Photowalk™. Taking place in cities around the world, photographers of all walks of life and skill levels got together to socialize, share and inspire during this one-day, worldwide event. Howie Motenko of Acadia Photo Safari was the leader for the MDI walk. He took our group …

Seal Harbor Regatta

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Seal Harbor Regatta
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Today’s images are from the Seal Harbor Regatta. Most of the photos are from the 420 races, plus a few of the Luders and IOD boats. Do these kids look like they are having fun or what? Thank you to John Roberts of the MDI Community Sailing Center for taking Janice and I out in his Whaler to photograph this event.

Morris Memorial Regatta

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Morris Memorial Regatta
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The sixth annual Tom Morris Memorial Regatta was hosted today by the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) and the Northeast Harbor Sailing School (NEHSS), the event is a fundraiser for the MDICSC and NEHSS scholarship programs. I photographed the race from a chase boat piloted by MDICSC director Glenn Squires. Also on board was Joe Keeney of …

Optimist and 420 Class Sailboat Races

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Optimist and 420 Class Sailboat Races
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It was a foggy day on Mount Desert Island, but that didn’t prevent nearly 40 boats from competing in today’s Opti and 420 races sponsored by the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The Optimist is one of the most popular single-handed sailing dinghies in the world. It is intended for use by children up to the age of 15. The International 420 is a …

Northeast Harbor Fleet

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Northeast Harbor Fleet
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The Northeast Harbor Fleet formed in August of 1923. Northeast Harbor has long been a popular sailing destination with the first organized races recorded in the 1890s. The Fleet is a seasonal organization formed to promote boating and sailboat racing in the waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. I shot the photos below prior to and during an International One-Design Class race at the head …

Pretty in Pink Flamingo Festival

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Event, People
Pretty in Pink Flamingo Festival
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Pink, pink, and more pink is the color of the weekend during the annual Pink Flamingo Festival in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Sponsored by the Harbor House, a non-profit organization serving the communities of Mount Desert Island, the festival boasts a parade, craft fair, kids carnival and lots more. The awesome Southwest Harbor Public Library puts on their paperback book sale that weekend …

Waters Edge, W. P. Stewart Estate

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Architecture, Event, Places
Waters Edge, W. P. Stewart Estate
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Waters Edge is a private estate on Sargeant Drive in Northeast Harbor, Maine. It has lovely gardens and expansive views across Somes Sound to the mountains of Acadia National Park. Each year the W. P. Stewart family opens this fabulous property for a spring garden tour to support a local nonprofit organization. This year the host and beneficiary of the event was the Harbor House Community …


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