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!
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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 next summer – seven full days from July 11-July 18 2020, only 100 chances to win a week with a public drawing at the Homestead on February 8, 2020 at 1 p.m. or earlier when all chances are sold. 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!
Check out Bob Musil’s essay about his recent visit…