In this book I have attempted to give sketches taken round about the town of Winterport, Maine, formerly a part of old Frankfort. It is not a history in the ordinary acceptation of the term. The early town records were destroyed by fire so that it has been necessary to collect facts of local history from records of surrounding towns, old letters, diaries, court records and numerous other sources. Many anecdotes have been told me; but all historical facts I have tried to verify. At the end of the book is a list of authorities consulted in its preparation. My thanks are due to all those, too numerous to mention, who have made the book, for the pleasant hours spent in happy reminiscence when only the best and brightest side of people was pictured.