Earl Brechlin
Return to Moose River by Maine writer Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

  1. Editor of the Mount Desert Islander in Bar Harbor, which has consistently won first place for general excellence with the Maine, New England and National Newspaper Associations, for 14 years
  2. Former Editor of the Bar Harbor Times (18 years)
  3. Registered Maine Guide
  4. Past President of the New England Press Association
  5. Four-time past president of the Maine Press Association
  6. Maine's Journalist of the Year in 1998
  7. Holder of more than 150 press association awards for writing, photography, videography and page design 
  8. Former Adjunct faculty in Journalism at College of the Atlantic for 17 years
  9. Cadillac Award (Bar Harbor Citizen of the Year) 2014
  10. Married Roxie (Graves) of Bar Harbor, now a retired kindergarten teacher
  11. Former owner of Harborwind, Maine Books, a seasonal shop in Bar Harbor


  1. 12 Walks on Mount Desert Island, Harborwind Publishing
  2. Bar Harbor Fire Department History, Parkman Publishing
  3. Maine Adventure Guide, Hunter Publishing  
  4. Hiking on Mount Desert Island, Down East Books 
  5. Paddling the waters of Mount Desert Island, Down East Books
  6. Bygone Bar Harbor: a postcard tour of Mount Desert Island, Down East Books  
  7. Bygone Boston, a postcard tour, Down East Books 
  8. Bygone Coastal Maine, Down East Books  
  9. Bygone Backwoods of New England, Down East Books
  10. Wrote foreword for Bert and I...and Other Stories From Down East 
  11. Various tourist guide publications for Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
  12. Articles and photographs have appeared in: Newsweek, Down East, Runner’s World, Chevy Outdoors, Friends of Acadia Journal, and the Yankee Appalachian Mountain Club Hiking Guide to Maine