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The Maine I Love - Linn Sage

Photographs by Linn Sage

Linn Sage has been documenting life around her in Maine and New York for many years. She has shown her work at a number of galleries in Maine, including Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth. Great Gott Island is one of her favorite spots. “It might seem paradoxical that what I enjoy most upon arriving on Mount Desert Island is heading out to one of the offshore islands in search of a more pure Maine experience. It is an escape to an earlier time, a simpler way of life. Only when tide, time, and weather allow can one dock there. Rimmed by pink granite, crowned by a forest of dark spruce, Gott’s village of pristine white clapboard houses rises above a field framing the gleaming white-fenced cemetery that faces west, full of history and rich with stories. No roads, just paths to explore. Later after I return to the winter city, Gott remains an island floating in my mind.” For more of Sage’s work, visit