MAINE: Cost of a View

The natives of Kennebunkport, Me. (pop. 1,448) did not take to Maurice Sherman, the new owner of the Old Fort Inn. A go-getting type, Sherman was from New York. He took over in 1945, added a cocktail lounge and built a Colonial Room. "Brings New York's night life to Maine," the Old Fort's newfangled folders said.

The porch on the Old Fort Inn overlooks the ocean, but the view was partly blocked by the fine old trees on the summer estates belonging to George A. Elliott Jr. of Wilmington, Del. and Mrs. Marion Clapp Collin of Sewickley, Pa. A year...

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