Rachel Carson’s Cottage at the Edge of the Sea
Imagine yourself at Miss Carson’s desk in the summer home she called “Silverledges” on Southport Island, Maine! The four-bedroom cottage sits above the Sheepscot River, a long inlet to the sea, amidst spruce and pine atop a rocky, granite bluff overlooking tidal pools and gulls, seals and lobster boats. A short path leads to the shore and its tidepools, bringing The Edge of The Sea to life for you!
Photos in downloadable forms at the end of this post…
The Rachel Carson Homestead Association (RCHA) Rachel’s birthplace and home for her first 22 years, reserved the cottage for one week next summer – seven full days from July 14-July 21, 2018, only 100 chances to win a week with a public drawing at the Homestead on December 31st. Proceeds support RCHA operations and programs. The cottage has 6 beds in 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, an equipped kditchen, outdoor grill, screened porch, western-facing deck from which to view glowing sunsets, paths to the ocean, and granite outcrops with sandy tide pools. It is fully furnished, including pillows and blankets. Wi-fi, cable-tv and additional services are not provided. The pine-paneled rooms have picture windows to the sea and sunsets evoking Carson’s sense of wonder with ability to imagine the genesis of oceans, evolution of living creatures, and her awe in the face of such majesty and mystery. Nearby attractions include Boothbay Harbor and Ocean Harbor, whale-watching and puffin trips, kayak and bicycle rentals, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, quaint and cozy shops, cottages – or complete solitude at any time!
Get your ticket now -sales end when 100 tickets are sold or by cut-off date, whichever occurs earlier: payments received by mail must arrive by Dec. 29 at noon. Purchases through the website using by Dec. 30. You may buy tickets online now, by mail to: RCHA, PO Box 46, Springdale, PA 15144. RCHA is not responsible for misdirected mail or incomplete transactions. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a chance.
See photos in this attachment or one-page 2018_Cottage_Raffle_announcement_post
And Bob Musil’s essay about his recent visit…