Thursday, March 1, 2012

Harry Gratwick

Harry Gratwick has been writing books about Maine since he retired from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, where he chaired the history department. Gratwick has also written extensively on maritime history for The Working Waterfront and the Island Journal, publications of Island Institute in Rockland.

Gratwick’s previous books have attracted favorable notices: Penobscot Bay, People, Ports and Pastimes, “An eclectic, entertaining collection told with an engaging style and a flair for storytelling”. Hidden History of Maine: “Author Harry Gratwick unearths some captivating stories about Mainers you probably haven’t heard about before.”  Mainers in the Civil War: “The experiences of its people, well told by a dedicated historian with a passion for his subject, have much to teach us today”. Harry’s fourth book, Stories from the Maine Coast was published in April of 2012.

Gratwick is a life-long summer resident of Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay. He and his wife Tita spend the winter months in Philadelphia. Harry is a graduate of Williams College and has a master’s degree from Columbia University.  Read more about Harry at his website,

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