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Raquel Davenport Boehmer, American newsletter editor television commercial. Recipient Public Service award Maine Nutrition Council, 1987, Alumnae award Wells College, 1992, Partners in Prevention award, 2005; named Great New England Cook, Yankee magazine, 1986.


Boehmer, Raquel Davenport was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn. Daughter of John Joralemon Davenport and Fanny (Barberis) Allison.


Bachelor, Wells College, 1959.


Radio producer, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Bangor, since 1977;developer, editor consumer newsletter, Seafood Soundings, Monhegan, Maine., 1986-1992;columnist, editor newsletter, New Monhegan Press, Monhegan, Maine., 1989-1996;chief editor, New Monhegan Press, Monhegan, Maine., since 1995. Speaker Seafare, Los Angeles, 1986. Keynote speaker Beyond Wells Day, Wells College, Aurora, New York, 1988.

President of the board directors Monhegan Artists' Residency Corporation.


  • Other Work

    • Writer, producer (radio commentary) Whole Foods for All People, 1977-1991. Producer, host (television cooking program) Different Kettle of Fish, 1984. Producer/host television cooking program Great Tastes of Maine, Maine Public television, 1996.

      Author: A Foraging Vacation, 1982, Raquel's Maine Guide to New England Seafoods, 1988, Raquel's Maine Guide to Northeast Winter Vegetables, 1993.


Writer legislation, Maine legislation, 1985, 87, 91. Treasurer Monhegan Plantation, 1970-1972, chair bicentennial committee, 1976. Chair Monhegan School Board, 1973-1974.

Co-chair Monhegan Solid Waste Committee, since 1988. Commissioner Maine State Liquor and Lottery Commission, since 1996. Member education task force National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, since 1998.

Member Women's Fisheries Network (board directors N.E. chapter 1992-1994, secretary tonat. board directors 1994-1997, vice president 1997-1998, president national board directors since 1998), National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (education task force since 1998), Colonial Dames American, Women's Strike for Peace.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: foraging, second fiddle playing. E-mail: raquel@monhegan.com.


Married Peter Joseph Boehmer. Children: Kristian Ludwig, Louisa Boehmer Wickard, Timothy Joralemon.

John Joralemon Davenport Allison

Fanny (Barberis) Allison

Peter Joseph Boehmer

Kristian Ludwig Boehmer

Louisa Boehmer Wickard Boehmer

Timothy Joralemon Boehmer