17th century re-enactor Ken Grant, of Elliot, heads off to find a libation. (E. Busby photo)
Meredith Batley enjoys the flush of her first opening night in "Little Shop Of Horrors." Batley plays the innocent Audrey. (E. Busby photo)
Visitors to the 17th Century Encampment at Colonial Pemaquid were greeted by Mathieu Lavoie, from Montreal, dressed as a 1690s French soldier, sitting in a shady spot near the old cemetery and playing a hurdy-gurdy. (E. Busby photo)
Reconstruction of a Bellarmine jug on display at the Museum at Colonial Pemaquid. These jugs were made in the Rhineland between 1550 and 1699 and used to contain various liquids. They typically ranged in size from one pint to five gallons. This jug is dated 1610, but certain properties including a medallion supposedly a charicature of a hated Cardinal, place the jug at closer to 1639. (E Busby photo)
Maria H. (Merrill) Chapman is buried near her parents, Adoniram and Hannah Merrill, and her young daughter, Mary A. Chapman.
The headstone of Jennie C. (Merrill) Hall has intricate carving along its edges. Jennie was the youngest child of Benjamin and Patience Merrill.
One of the holes in the Hibbert's Gore bridge (J.W. Oliver photo)
The Damariscotta River from Whaleback Park, Damariscotta. (J.W. Oliver photo)
The other hole on the bridge. (J.W. Oliver photo)
The Lincoln County Commissioners say Big Bog Bridge, in Hibbert's Gore, needs repairs. (J.W. Oliver photo)
Larry, center, and Senja Baker look over the 40-year membership certificates presented to them by Maine State Grange Master James Owens. (Laurie McBurnie photo)
The view from Big Bog Bridge, Hibbert's Gore. (J.W. Oliver photo)
Clyde Berry, left, became a Golden Sheaf member of Grange as he celebrated 50 years of continuous membership. Maine State Master James Owens presented the award. (Laurie McBurnie photo)
Marian Griffin, center, is escorted to the altar by Rick Grotton and Sharon Manley to receive recognition for her 75 years of Grange membership. (Laurie McBurnie photo)
Rick Grotton, right, beamed with pride as he was recognized for his 25 years of Grange membership by State Master James Owens. (Laurie McBurnie photo)
Wiscasset selectmen William Curtis, left, and David Nichols weigh options for the White's Island Bridge before voting to make minor repairs this summer. (Samuel J. Baldwin photo)
Traffic crawls onto the Donald E. Davey Bridge in Edgecomb Aug. 2. (J.W. Oliver photo)
Wiscasset selectmen voted to make their monthly payment to RSU 12 at their Aug. 2 meeting. Pictured (left to right): Selectmen Ed Polewarczyk and Pam Dunning, and Chairwoman Judy Colby. (Samuel J. Baldwin photo)
Three generations of the Dupuis family: Aimee Baron and her five week old son Evan Baron, with her parents Donald and Denise Dupuis. Mom and Dad brought Aimee to her first encampment at six months of age. "You might say, it's a tradition," Aimee said. "Since the 1970's we have been visiting the 17th Century quite often." (E. Busby photo)
The 17th Century Encampment at Colonial Pemaquid welcomed reenactors from as far away as Montreal and South Carolina. (E. Bubsy photo)
Young re-enactors Julie Spiotti, 5, Nathan Hamilton, 8, and Hannah Irish (almost) 7, take a moment out of the sun in a munitions tent. (E- Busby photo)
Tom Desjardin inspects a bent nail, found at the recent dig. He believes the bend in the nail indicates that it held two sections of wood together, and that further study will show the width of the boards, indicating a more precise time for the building foundation worked on last week. (E Busby photo)
Paul Giggey, with Dennis Jipson and his daughter Janice Jipson Bisson sift for artifacts. Dennis Jipson retired last year. Janice said, "I thought the adventure of participating in the Colonial Pemaquid dig would be a great shared experience." (E Busby photo)
Director Sue Ghoreyeb with Pod-2/Audrey II created by artist Jayne Dwyer. (E. Busby photo)
Audrey (Meredith Batley) takes orders at Mushnick's Skid Row Flower Shop in "Little Shop of Horrors." (E. Busby photo)
The small kitchen garden outside the Museum at Colonial Pemaquid, grows only plants that were used in the settlement in the 1700s.
The headstone of Adoniram J. Merrill and his wife Hannah E. (Hall) is in good condition. The small, broken headstone of their young son Wendell leans against it.
The present, overgrown condition of Merrill Cemetery, GR-65, shows how well vegetation thrives in this open, sunny space. The headstones are those of members of the Benjamin Merrill family, from left, Jennie C., Joseph, Benjamin, and Patience.
Dorothy "Dot" Howell (left) with Brenda Welch at Howell's Whitefield home. (Samuel J. Baldwin photo)