Hannah Wood was born in 1844 in Blue Hill, Maine. Her father was a sea captain; her mother often joined him on his voyages while Hannah stayed ashore with her grandparents. As a young girl who was curious by nature, Hannah discovered her gift of storytelling. She soon began to keep a diary about 19th century life in a coastal village as she lived it-and as she saw it. Members of Hannah's family and community come alive in this memorable collection drawn from previously unrecorded stories, old journals, and letters. Hannah Wood of Blue Hill, Maine has captured family history at its finest and most fascinating.
Esther E. Wood was the niece of Hannah Wood. An accomplished, beloved teacher and historian, Esther was committed to keeping her family stories alive. She lived and wrote at her family's home at Friend's Corner in East Blue Hill until her death in 2002 at the age of 97.