Here’s a neat 39-minute history of Rockport (and Camden, kinda), Maine. It’s good to be reminded that this neck of the woods was highly industrial back in the day, producing ice and lime and building ships that were transported and sailed all over the world. There are great interviews with a handful of midcoast elders and a fun segment on Andre the seal.
The Camdenite/Rockporter rivalry that caused the two towns to split is pretty funny to think about in the context of today. Apparently rocks would be thrown at the town line with jeers of:
Camden bums live on rum,
Rockport paddywackers live on soda crackers.
Here’s to history!