Acadia Senior College


Earl Brechlin

Earl D. Brechlin is the author of Wild! Weird! Wonderful! Maine! released in June of 2020 by Islandport Press. He also brought the history, magic, and beauty of Maine’s North Woods alive in his book of evocative essays Return to Moose River, published by Down East Books in 2018.

Earl was the founding editor of the Mount Desert Islander, a weekly newspaper that has repeatedly won first place for general excellence from the National, New England Press Association and Maine Press Associations. He is the holder of more than 100 awards for news and featuring writing, and photography. A Registered Maine Guide, Brechlin is a former Maine Journalist of the Year and is the author of eight books published by Down East Books and Hunter Publishing including adventure and hiking guides to Maine and Acadia National Park, and postcard history books about regions of Maine and New England. An adjunct faculty member at College of the Atlantic for 17 years (Journalism) Brechlin worked as an editor, journalist and investigative reporter in Maine for more than 37 years. He is a former board member and instructor for the Acadia Senior College and currently serves as President of the Bar Harbor Historical Society. He plans to step away from his position as Communications Director at Friends of Acadia in January of 2021 to pursue another book project full time. He resides in Bar Harbor with his wife Roxie, a retired kindergarten teacher.

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