“Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is the greatest citizen Maine has yet produced. Here, he stands guard in Brunswick as the first snow quietly steals up the coast. A man of immense courage, indomitable spirit, and towering intellect (he spoke 10 languages), Chamberlain left an indelible mark on our state—at the Gettysburg battlefield during the Civil War—and on the rest of the nation, as well. The First Parish Church in the background has also seen its share of history, including parishioner Harriet Beecher Stowe in the 1850s and guest preacher Martin Luther King, Jr., a little over 100 years later. We all need heroes; the old General is mine.”
Former Maine governor Angus King was elected to the U.S. Senate as an independent in 2012. Islandport Press published a book of his personal photos, A Senator’s Eye: Celebrating Maine, Washington, and the Joys of Scraping the Windshield, in July 2018.