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LITTLE DEER ISLE — Waterfowl carver Josh Brewer has given up practicing medicine to return to his other vocation. It began when he was a young boy, partially as a way to stay occupied in his father’s workshop.

The Maryland native and former physician resigned from Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital last April.

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Time with family is important to Brewer. Here he is shown with his wife Sarah, who holds their youngest son, Ben, and Isaac. His carvings include loons among other waterfowl.

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The carver uses a variety of hand tools for turning white pine into a floating replica of a waterbird.