This is a corner of Naskeag Cemetery, where a Revolutionary War Captain and some of Brooklin’s earliest settlers are buried. It’s a quiet place made even quieter by our most recent snow; it drifted through the tombstones like a tide among pilings.


The Cemetery is near the bottom of our small peninsula, which creates an irony that might have amused many of those buried here: Our Abenaki fore-residents named this area “The End.” They pronounced it “Naskeag.” (Brooklin, Maine)