I now have-without exaggeration-enough research material on the history of the Portland waterfront keep me writing articles, blog posts, even books for the rest of my life. The problem is, there is no stopping place. Every time I look into one thing something else of interest catches my eye.
I am also fortunate enough to be allowed to sort through the maritime photos at the Historic Photo Archives belonging to Thomas Robinson. Some of these have not been seen since the photographer filed them years ago. It is tremendously rewarding to be able to research the background of these images. The phrase, "kid in a candy shop" keeps coming to mind, except that kid can eat too much candy and get sick-I can't imagine getting sick of this activity.
From time to time I will be bringing out some interesting bits that come my way, so check back.