The Philbrooks of Matinicus Island... Now there's something I didn't expect to come across in my morning reading of the news: a reference to Clayton Philbrook, a lobsterman on Matinicus Island, Maine. My family has a fondly remembered connection to that family, on that island. Mrs. Philbrook, then the matriarch of the lobstering family, invited us to visit them in the '60s – and we had a grand adventure there that still resonates in my memory, even after all these years. Matinicus Island has been greatly developed since then, and it's no longer the incredibly isolated piece of America that it used to be – but the lobstermen are still there, and some of them are still Philbrooks.
That got me to wondering what would happen if I googled "philbrook matinicus", and to my surprise I got thousands of results. It would be fun to make contact with the family again, though I wonder if any of them would remember us...
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