I visited the Ferland Motor Company while in Maine this summer. Thanks so much to a Facebook friend, Sandy Snide, for her willingness to point me in the right direction. I saw a photo that she did of this place in the winter, and I couldn’t wait to get there myself. Last June, I drove to Hudson, Maine and there it was. What is NOT to love about this place? 🙂I parked on the side of the road and gingerly got out of the car. Have I ever mentioned my fear of dogs to y’all? There was a house across the road and I feared that a dog might live there, but it was all good. No dogs – just a nice fella that said the guy down the road owned the little place but he was fine with people checking things out.
I started taking photos and soon heard the sound of a 4-wheeler heading my way. It turns out it was the owner, Mr. Ferland, himself. He was the greatest guy, showing me around and opening the doors to his little kingdom – letting me take all the photos that I wanted. What a guy!! Mr. Ferland has created a small museum that celebrates the old-fashioned gas station/garage. He told me interesting stories of many of the items in the little shop as we walked, though. You can tell that he is proud of it and rightly so. He says that he comes by most evenings and sits on the porch. Maybe on the way, he might grab something from his stash at home and change out some of the displayed items, so it sounds like it is ever-changing. I enjoyed taking photos but Mr. Ferland made my trip out to his little museum so much more special with his stories and smile.You remember, of course, that I am a woman of a “certain age” and lot of this was like stepping back in time. How many of you remember garages and vehicles like you will see in the rest of my photos? Be sure to comment and let me know. Now, without further ado, we will take a trip back to yesteryear.
I get the impression that Mr. Ferland is a Ford man. What do you think?
The inside was just as amazing as the outside. How many of these items bring back a memory or two?
Well, that ends my little mini-tour. Thanks again, Sandy, for telling me how to get there. I don’t know if he uses the computer, but Mr. Ferland, if you ever come across this post, thanks so much for the tour and the info and be sure to say “hi” in the comment section. Visiting this Ferland Motor gas station museum was one of the high points of my Maine visit.