Sailor for the Wild On Maine, Conservation and Boats

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-05-07
  • Publisher: Seapoint Books
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Author Biography

Ben Emory of Bar Harbor and Brooklin, Maine, has decades of conservation experience. An executive director of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, he helped Acadia National Park launch its nationally heralded conservation easement program. Co-founding the Land Trust Exchange (now Alliance) and serving as its president, he later became Maine representative for The Conservation Fund. He has served on several land trust boards as well as the Land for Maine's Future Board and Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.

The book is thoroughly illustrated with photographs of the conserved areas.
Passionate about boats, Ben has explored Maine by sail and oar and extensively cruised and raced in the Atlantic. A member of the Cruising Club of America, he graduated from Harvard and earned a M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Two Passions
  3. Early Exposure to Boats, People, and Islands
  4. Developing Sea Legs and Networks
  5. Afloat in the Glare of the First Earth Day
  6. The Launching of Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  7. Hurricane
  8. At the Helm of Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  9. Transition
  10. With a National Megaphone the Land Trust Exchange
  11. Acadia National Park
  12. Bird Habitat
  13. Meadow Brook Farm
  14. Wooden Boats an Art Form of Profound Genius
  15. The Rewards of Brooklin-built Small Craft
  16. Washington County
  17. Cutler Challenges
  18. Land for Maine's Future the Best and the Worst of Times
  19. Schoodic
  20. Navigation
  21. Pessimism and Hope in a Fast Changing World

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