At the age of 22, days after he had been caught stealing a grandfather clock from a house in Sullivan, Maine, Myles J. Connor Jr. escaped from the old Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth using a bar of soap he had blackened with shoe polish and carved into the shape of a gun. His freedom lasted only five days, but Connor would go on to compile a lengthy rap sheet that includes the theft of several valuable paintings, as well as assault, drug possession and the shooting of a police officer, among other offenses. He also has been linked to the notorious 1990 art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, though he was in prison when it occurred.
Connor, now 71, revisited the former Ellsworth jail on Wednesday with a documentary film crew from Howlin’ Wolf Pictures. Click here to read my story about his visit.
A bar of soap art thief Myles Connor carved into the shape of a gun to use in his 1965 escape from Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, Maine.
Sand Beach at @AcadiaNPS #barharbor #maine #Acadia
Elver season doesn’t start for more than another month, & already these guys are driving around town.
The name of this book should be ‘Corduroy & the Jolly Hipster.’
I made a mistake in my article about on this former school being renovated. As the Roman numerals indicate, it was built in 1923 - not 1927.
So Bryant E. Moore is not just the name of a school. It’s the name of an Ellsworth native & 4-star general (seen here).
Me in Sochi, Russia nearly 23 years ago. I did not win any medals in the few days I was there.
This happened today.
Ice crystals on the car this morning.
Artistic interpretation of #BlueHill #Maine.
Sunset from #MDIsland #Maine #BarHarbor