Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to Alexandra G. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who had the winning ticket!
Enjoy this vimeo presentation and interview…
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COVID-19 led us to provide this caveat: if circumstances beyond our control make the visit impossible, we reserve the right to substitute a cash prize ($1,850). In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic threatened logistics – and everything worked out: Maine permitted visitors with proof of health certificates to self-quarantine, and our traveler obtained a health certificate from California, …
View from Rachel Carson’s Cottage at the Edge of the Sea, photo taken by previous winner, Tracy Merrick!
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 tide pools, bringing The Edge of The Sea to life for you!
Thanks to everyone who participates – Good Luck! Tickets for the 2022 raffle will be available as soon as we can confirm a date!
2021 Winner – Alexandra G., Pittsburgh, PA
2020 Winner – Elise R. , Los Angeles, CA
2019 Winner – Colleen Webster, Havre de Grace, MD
2018 Winner – Tracy Merrick, Wexford, PA
2017 Winner – Raina Rippel, McMurray, PA
The Rachel Carson Homestead Association (RCHA) Rachel’s birthplace and home for her first 22 years, reserved the cottage for one week this summer – seven full days from July 17-July 24, 2021, only 100 chances to win a week with a public drawing at the Homestead on February 20, 2020 at 1 p.m. Proceeds support RCHA operations and programs. The cottage has 6 beds in 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, an equipped kitchen, 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!
Check out Bob Musil’s essay about his recent visit…