Literary Landmark status for Beston's Chimney Farm
Henry Beston's most famous house, the Outermost House (or,
the Fo'castle) on Eastham's Coast Guard Beach was dedicated as a National Literary
Landmark on Oct. 11, 1964.
The beach shanty was the setting for Beston's literary masterpiece, The Outermost
Chimney Farm in Nobleboro,
The same status was bestowed
upon Beston's "Chimney Farm" house in
, where he spent the final 24 years of his life and wrote books such
as Northern Farm and Herbs and the Earth, on Sunday, June 21, 2009.
The Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association and the Nobleboro Historical Society
will hosted celebration at the Nobleboro Grange Hall, and celebrated
the renovation of Beston's writing shack (thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers) and the dedication of Chimney Farm as a National Literary Landmark.
Speakers were Dr. Daniel Payne, who is just finishing up a biography on Beston, and Gary
Lawless (caretaker of Chimney Farm, poet, and more). and Don Wilding of the Henry Beston Society..
Others who knew Beston and
Elizabeth Coatsworth also spoke..
Read the preview of the event from
The Lincoln County News and the account of it in The Free Press.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nita Wilding, Don Wilding, Jon March,
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