Archers Beach Diary
Photos from a town that's almost real. Archers Beach, Maine, owes its existence to five coastal Maine locations: Old Orchard Beach, Kinney Shore, Ocean Park…
The band organ; mouldering. Back 24 years, when I first visited Old Orchard Beach, there was a wooden carousel on the site of the current fiberglass machine; the music was provided by this band organ. The carousel (PTC #19, for enthusiasts) has since been returned to Euclid Park in Cleveland; but the band organ remains. In Archers Beach, the carousel is an original, carved by Kate Archer's grand-uncle; the music is provided by an orchestrion, which plays violano paper rolls.