January 22, 2018
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Who Was Sturgis Haskins?

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Sandy Phippen will read from and sign copies of his new book endeavor, Sturge: A Memoir, at Southwest Harbor Public Library, Tuesday evening, July 1, 5:30pm.

Sturgis Haskins led an interesting life. He grew up in Sorrento but spent time in New York and Boston. He was equally comfortable with long-time Mainers as well as newly arrived summer people. Sailing and Maine history were two of his passions. He was a Maine sailing champion who taught many to sail, including Norman Mailer. He was well known around the state as a writer, photographer, boat historian, and croquet enthusiast. A hobby of his many may not know about was rug hooking. For a time, Sturge was a member of the Library’s rug hooking group, Hook & I. Sturge was a true Renaissance man.

Sandy Phippen, editor, was born in White Plains, NY and raised in Hancock, Maine where he was educated in the local schools, graduating from Sumner Memorial High School in 1960. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Maine and his M.A. in English Education from Syracuse University. An English teacher for 50 years at both the high school and college levels, he has received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Bowdoin College and Teacher of the Year from Orono High School. He was also a finalist in the Maine Teacher of the Year program in 2004. Sandy has written many books about Maine, both fiction and nonfiction.

Copies of Struge will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.