Racing to protect the historical past of Maine’s 1st homosexual rights group

CAPE PORPOISE, Maine — Steve Bull bought there too late to save lots of Sturgis Haskins’ journals.

“His sister had already burned them,” Bull mentioned.

Bull had pushed a whole lot of miles, by way of a spring rainstorm, to a tiny city exterior of Bangor — he doesn’t bear in mind which one — to retrieve Haskins’ private papers. The coastal crusing legend and Maine homosexual rights pioneer died six months earlier within the fall of 2012.