Monday, June 13, 2011
On May 3, 2003 the Old Man of the Mountain tumbled from his perch on the side of Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. The natural stone formation was and still is the state symbol of the Granite State. We took a trip across the state line to New Hampshire when I was about ten, stayed in a hotel for the first time in my life and the next morning in a pea- soup fog, traveled to the base of the mountain. Dad said, "Look up, it's there". But I never really saw it. A couple of years later, we read The Great Stone Face by Hawthorne in Ms. Storer's eighth grade classroom. These two memories came to mind last week when the ferry ride on the Bay Mist took me to the back side of Cushing Island and the indian head formation seen here. This island is privately owned and part of the City of Portland. Can you see it?