This weekend the Hardy Boat will start running ferry service from New Harbor to Monhegan for the 2015 season. I'll be one of the first on board, making the trip to drop off paintings at the island's Lupine Gallery. My husband will be a captain on the boat again this summer. As a freshman in high school he began working for Al & Stacie as a deckhand. He worked summers through college, and again when he wasn't out to sea as a merchant marine. He's carried more luggage than you or I will ever know, and he seems to have binoculars for eyes when it comes to spotting puffins on evening tours to Eastern Egg Rock. Last year Jonathan earned his 100-ton license and Al and Stacie, some of the best folks you'll ever meet, gladly promoted him to captain. After 20 years he switched out his green polo work shirts for a set of nice white button downs with lapels.
207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4x4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.
Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.