Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wade's Boom Truck, Bridges Point Boatyard, Brooklin, Maine. (1967 Ford F-600)

Used for stepping masts, of course. Wade Dow built the famous Bridges Point 24's, which were designed by Joel White. The boats are now being built at the Bridges Point Boat Company over on Mount Desert Island. Mr Dow still maintains & stores a fleet of BP 24s at Brooklin. There are some great stories and essays about Joel White and his legacy as a boatbuilder and designer at OffCenter  I think subscription to OCH is $29/year which is a deal, for a rich source of information and advice about boats, Maine, sailing, and all things nautical.

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