Like being in Maine
After being totally surprised to see "my lighthouse" on the cover of the Travel section, I read Thomas Curwen's article on mid-coast Maine ["Etched in the Heart," Aug. 29]. He was spot-on. I own a summer cottage on Marshall Point facing the harbor. It was built for my grandparents as a wedding present almost 100 years ago. There is nothing better than sitting on the porch and watching the comings and goings in the Port Clyde harbor. Who needs to fight Route 1 traffic when you already have it all?
I then spotted Curwen's front-page article on ALS ["In Death, a Promise for the Future," Aug. 29, Page A1]. Again, I read the article in its entirety as it was interesting and very well written. The two articles were connected in a way you would never realize. My sister had ALS and passed away seven years ago. Her wish was to have her ashes scattered at our cottage in Maine by the water where the lupine bloom. And there she rests, never getting tired of the view.
Mary Ballard, Santa Barbara
Curwen captured the essence of a week in Maine perfectly. And Alfred Moses is correct: There is a very good feng shui here along the coast. Next time you visit, come to Stonington. We have many artists, galleries and art studios here. Also, you may want to try flying in and out of the Manchester, N.H., airport. It's much easier than Boston.