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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dancing at the Island Ledge Casino - Wells Beach, Maine

A piece of history hanging on the wall at the Forbes Family Restaurant, Wells Beach, Maine. The ghost of summers past, and of another May.

The site of the Ledgeview Inn, built in 1988, was where formerly had stood the Island Ledge Casino, since about 1909. It was a huge, ramshackle barn of a building with a second story veranda, big enough for a 450-seat movie theater, and dancing, and bowling.  This poster possibly dates from the 1930s or '40s.

Another summer season is about to start, but ghosts of season past walk along the beach. Some of them are us in younger days.

For more on Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort and the Forbes Family Restaurant, have a look here.

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