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Museum Shop

The South Bristol Historical Society offers several books for sale. We invite you to discover the rich history of this area of Mid Coast Maine that we call home.

(photo above: Staples Market, South Bristol, Maine 1948)

A Door in Dark Water

Door in Dark Water chronicles ten years in the life of P. D. Callahan, a college boy from the suburbs of Boston, who jumps straight into the hardscrabble world of Maine herring fishing in 1972 in South Bristol As he dives deep into the darkness of fishing to make money, he realizes that he has walked through a secret doorway to a place where knowledge stems from the physical world, the corrosive and creative force of the sea, the emotional act of catching something alive and selling it for food and money, and living to the next day and the next day....more

Down on the Island, Up on the Main

For a limited time, receive a free copy of "Down on the Island, up on the Main" with the purchase of any other item.

Between the covers of a book, this recollected history and more than 300 vintage photographs bring you the heritage and stories of one town - South Bristol....more


A Short History of South Bristol, Maine

A reprint from the original mimeographed version of Mr. Gamage's account originally published by the Union Church of South Bristol in the 1950's ....more 

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