Ed Werler, 99, of Waldoboro was presented the Boston Post Cane award at the board of selectmen meeting April 9.

Born in Chicago on Nov. 15, 1913, Werler is the town's oldest resident.

He lived in Connecticut and worked at an airport during World War II.

Werler moved to Maine in 1947 and worked as a fire warden at Chimney Pond on Mt. Katahdin for three years. Later he became a forest ranger and worked in Baxter State Park.

Werler also worked as park manager for Two Lights State Park and Crescent Beach. He was also district supervisor for the Parks & Recreation of Southern Maine.

He moved to Waldoboro and built his home on Crystal Cove in 1985.

On his 90th birthday in 2003, Werler published his book titled "The Call of Katahdin."

His son and grandson, both named Ed, were present for the ceremony.