Maine author chronicles outdoor adventures, tragic loss in latest book

Hundreds of river miles have passed under Earl Brechlin’s canoe since he and a group of relatives and friends began staging elaborate Maine camping trips some 31 years ago.

There have been miscues — “They say you can’t call it an adventure if everything goes according to plan,” Brechlin explains — and tragedy. Friendships have been forged, tested and relied upon.

And at some point along the way, Brechlin, an award-winning journalist and founding editor of the Mount Desert Islander, decided there might be a few tales worth sharing.

“I’d been working on this Maine guide adventure love story novel, and I’d written a few chapters and sent them off to an agent in New York, and I realized I was using the novel to steer these stories about these people [that I went camping with],” Brechlin said.

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