NORWAY – Model boats are on display at the Norway Memorial Library as part of the One Book One Community: Oxford Hills Reads program during February and March.

One model, which is of the Bluenose II that was a competition sailboat under the Canadian flag, was handmade by South Paris resident Jack Frost. It is one of seven model boats made by Frost on display. The other boats are a 1930s Chris Craft, a lake steam launch, a rowboat, a bay fishing trawler, a Maine river steamboat and a whale boat.

The exhibit also includes two model boats contributed by Richard DeVynck, an Egyptian ship and an 18th century British cutter.

The display is part of the program, which focuses on the book, “Ernie’s Ark,” by Maine author Monica Wood. In the book the title character, Ernie, creates a boat sculpture in his yard.

The public is invited to join with the community in reading “Ernie’s Ark” and find out more about Ernie and the other residents of the fictional Maine town, Abbott’s Falls.

Those wanting more information can visit the Web site at or contact any Oxford Hills area library.

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