Friday, August 27, 2010

Aerial Veiw of Ogunquit

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

                                                                                     -Charles Lindbergh
Aerial photographs of Ogunquit have been a favorite subject for photographers since the first airplanes flew over this small spit of land on the Atlantic. The above photo was taken by Ogunquit's Craig Capone. Capone is a member of Ogunquit's Planning board and had the opportunity to fly over Ogunquit and take some interesting aerial shots. Some of these photos will be used to determine land use.
The above shot is an aerial of:  Mt Agamenticus, Cape Neddick, Ogunquit and the Berwicks. Southern Maine is unique because this is where southern and northern forests meet. It is the most biologically diverse area in Maine. Notice how the forest converges on rivers, and estuaries and the Atlantic.

This photo is East Village of Ogunquit. Ogunquit Beach Inn is located on School Street. School Street is the centre street in the photograph ( notice the red school). The next photo shows the barrier island, Ogunquit  village, and the forest which stretches to the New Hampshire mountains.

Perkins Cove is quite unique. The sheltered cove protects fishing and lobster boats. On the headland side of Perkins Cove the waves are dramatic against the craggy coast.

In May of 1938, the first air mail plane landed on Ogunquit beach. The vintage photo below shows the police chief Cecil Perkins, with the Postmaster, Byron Adams. There was a celebration that day on Ogunquit beach, and children had the day off from school to see the event.
Charles Lindbergh first sited Ogunquit on his transatlantic voyage from New York to Paris in 1927.

1 comment:

  1. Great photos, as many times (hint: more than twenty) as we have been to Ogunquit and the Ogunquit Beach Inn, I had no idea Ogunquit was that close to the wilderness and mountains of NH. When I read your post on the "Berwicks" (loved the turtle crossing sign) I didn't understand how close to Ogunquit they were either. Explains the clean sea and fresh air.