Friday night, George H. W. Bush, the forty-first president of the United States and seasonal Mainer, died at the age of 94. George and his son, George W. Bush, both presidents, have spent summers in Maine with their families for decades.
The Bushes own a compound on Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, and their summer home as been a backdrop for international summits, a focal point for national news, and a place for family celebrations. Here are a few of the photos from their time in southern Maine over the years:
BUSH RETROSPECT: George W. Bush fishing with his father George Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine, August 13, 1999. (Photo by Newsmakers) GETTY IMAGES KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former U.S. President George H. Bush (R) drives his boat with current first lady Laura Bush before U.S. President George W. Bush arrived June 12, 2003 in Kennebunkport, Maine. U.S. President George W. Bush is on a brief visit to the Maine home. (Photo by John Mottern/Getty Images) KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: President George W. Bush (2nd R) and former U.S. President George Bush (R) ride on Segway scooters as former first lady Barbara Bush (L) walks at their family home June 12, 2003 in Kennebunkport, Maine. U.S. President George W. Bush is on a brief visit to the Maine home. (Photo by John Mottern/Getty Images) ARUNDEL, ME - JUNE 13: U.S. President George W. Bush (R) plays golf with his father, former President George Bush, at the Arundel Golf Club June 13, 2003 in Arundel, Maine. Bush is on an extended weekend visit to the family home in nearby Kennebunkport, Maine. (Photo by John Mottern/Getty Images) (FILE PHOTO) George Bush with sons George W. and Jeb, boating in Kennebunkport, Maine, August 19, 1989. George W. Bush is currently campaigning for the Republican party for the presidential election in November 2000. (Photo by Newsmakers) KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 30: A news crew conducts an interview June 30, 2007 outside the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. U.S. President George Bush is spending the weekend at the family compound and is preparing for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is due to arrive tomorrow afternoon. A large protest is expected for Sunday. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JULY 2: In this handout photo provided by the White House, former President George H.W. Bush (L) and President George W. Bush (R) watch as Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) holds up his catch, with the help of fishing guide Billy Bush on July 2, 2007, during a morning outing at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Photo by Eric Draper/White House via Getty Images) KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Neil Bush (R) gives a birthday speech for his father, Film Subject President George H.W. Bush during the celebration of George's 88th birthday and the HBO Documentary special screening of "41" on June 12, 2012 in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO) Portrait of the Bush family in front of their Kennebunkport, Maine August 24, 1986. BACK ROW: Margaret holding daughter Marshall, Marvin Bush, Bill LeBlond. FRONT ROW: Neil Bush holding son Pierce, Sharon, George W. Bush holding daughter Barbara, Laura Bush holding daughter Jenna, Barbara Bush, George Bush, Sam LeBlond, Doro Bush Lebond, George P.(jeb's son), Jeb Bush holding son Jebby, Columba Bush, and Noelle Bush. (Photo by Newsmakers