BLUE BUOY  --  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TOMMY SWAIN

 

 

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Photographs, etc.

 

Above: Swain’s fishing shack in Turbat’s Creek, Kennebunkport, Maine.

(As it appears from the road)

 

 

Above: The fishing shack, as it appears from the deck and from the water.

 

 

Above: The fishing shack: a side view (as it appears from the dock).

 

 

Above: Looking underneath the fishing shack, at some original supports.

 

 

Above: Two of Tommy Swain’s buoys. One reads “TS,” and the other reads

“T. Swain  /  K Port.

 

 

Above: A view from the deck of the fishing shack. The house on the point, at

the mouth of the Creek, is called “Greypiers.”

 

 

Above: A view across “Land’s End,” toward  Cape Porpoise. Although Turbat’s

Creek is no longer used by fishermen and lobstermen, Cape Porpoise is still

extremely active.

 

 

Above: A view from the deck of the fishing shack, towards Vaughn’s Island.

There used to be a few houses out on the Island, but now it is all owned by

the local Conservation Trust.

 

 

Above: Looking from the deck, down towards the end of the Creek. On the

right-hand side of the Creek, there used to be a fishing shack, which belonged

to the “Novies” (local term for people from Nova Scotia). The local fishermen

didn’t like the fishermen from Nova Scotia invading their territory, so they

pushed most of them to the right-hand side of the Creek, where it was harder to

access the shacks. However, Tommy Swain was lucky; he got a fishing shack

on the better side.

 

 

Above: A view of the end of Turbat’s Creek Road. Swain’s fishing shack is

located outside of the picture, on the far right.

 

 

 

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