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Salt and Roses

The Coastal Maine Way of Life

May Davidson

176 pages
Islandport Press
Salt and Roses is a collection of essays from May Davidson, co-inventor of the Maine Buoy Bell and author of Whatever it Takes, that offers an intimate look at her love affair with the State of Maine and her years working and living along the coast with her late husband Jim. Join Davidson as she reminisces about hunting for blueberries in the Maine woods behind her parents inn, spending the night on a rollicking fish carrier, facing off against a wild Jersey cow, and all the other merits of life on the Maine coast.
Author Bio
May Davidson was born in 1929 in Damariscotta, a charming fishing village located in midcoast Maine. In 1947, she graduated from Lincoln Academy, a private high school in the nearby town of Newcastle. She married her teenage sweetheart, James, a year later. Determined to stay in Maine, Davidson and her husband of sixty-eight years experimented with several entrepreneurial endeavors—from creating a lobster trap building facility to raising purebred sheep—before finding worldwide success with the design of the iconic Maine Buoy Bell. Today, she lives in Round Pond, Maine, and is known for her column in The Lincoln County News.