Amazing sculptures all over Maine

When Linda and I saw the first sculpture, in Bucksport on our way to Lubec, we were hooked. Soon we found a brochure about each sculpture, and began looking for and enjoying them as we traveled the state. There’s even one in Lubec now.

For more than a decade, an outstanding group of people solicited over 700 applications from around the world, maneuvered great hunks of granite (and some basalt), engaged communities, raised funds, and carved and cut, polished and placed a stunning collection of sculptures in the Maine countryside.

And now, you can read this amazing story in a new book. I must thank the Island Institute for alerting us to this new book in their latest newsletter, which you can read here.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.