Midcoast lens: After the storm

By Louis Bettcher | Nov 03, 2017
Photo by: Louis Bettcher The felled sign at the Helm Restaurant in Rockport.

Rockport — After the strong wind and rain that left thousands of people in Midcoast Maine without electricity, literal signs of the storm can still be seen throughout Camden, Rockport and Hope.

The iconic sign of the Helm Restaurant in Rockport had been blown over in the heavy gales that swept through the harbor Oct. 30. The sign, with its painted sea captain and metal steering wheel, was seen lying in the Route 1 restaurant's parking lot Nov. 2.

On Gillette Road in Hope, which has been without power since at least Monday morning, cars were seen taking turns passing beneath a downed tree, leaning precariously on power lines.

(Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A view of Rockport harbor in the midst of heavy winds Oct. 30. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
A tree hangs precariously over Gillette Road in Hope Nov. 2. (Photo by: Louis Bettcher)
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