1 folder+ 14 35 mm. slides (photographs); 17 digital images
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Mount Desert, Northeast Harbor
Wasgat Cove (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
This French Normandy style house is located on a three and a half acre property on a sloping terrain at the edge of Somes Sound, the only fjord on the eastern coast of the United States. A 300 foot dock with a gazebo at the end is an integral part of the garden design. Approaching the house from the gravel driveway there is a steep bank that descends into Hadlock Brook, following along the property until it enters Somes Sound on the south side of the house. A teak bench is nestled between two Maine rocks and accented with Japanese painted ferns on the southern corner. From the seating area is a pool garden with a "Perugia" Lunaform urn and continuing up the hill is a winding stone stair to a water wheel at the mouth of Hadlock Brook.
A seaside terrace with a dining area and two Italian terracotta urns overlooks the dock. On the north side of the house is a small fern garden and from further towards the front of the house is a woodland grove with a children's tree house and a meditation area.
Persons associated with the garden include Wharton and Louise Elkins Sinkler (former owners, 1920-1922); John P.B. Sinkler (architect, 1920); Frank Adams (architect); Prock Marine Company (marine architect and installers of pier and dock); and Lunaform (planters and urns).
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and photocopies of articles.