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Jul 8, 2020 - Short and Easy

Hi Everyone! Thanks for checking in! After that AMAZING meal at Moodys Diner we slept very well and woke up early! On the road at 7:30 this morning which is a first for us this trip! Gray morning?? Of course! But dry, cool and actually quite perfect for riding! Knowing that the oppressive humidity is just waiting out there for us, you won't hear us complain! Can't say anything particularly exciting to report today, but i always believe be careful what you wish for! Rain is out there, and lots of it so we kept today short hoping to get...

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Aug 12, 2013 - Bath Ironworks Shipbuilding

In the AM, we went to Machias to the site of the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War in 1775. The Burnham Tavern was the location for the decision to attack the British ship Margaretta. One of our favorite sites run by the DAR ladies. No photos please!! We then had lunch with Bob and Donna at the Fisherman's Wife in Millbridge. Of course, PEP met Bob in Canada last Saturday and struck up a conversation. They are from NY, close to the Baseball Hall of Fame and own a summer cottage in town. Then off to Bath, which was 150 miles, one...

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Oct 15, 2012 - Day Ten Ellsworth, ME through Acadia National Park to Bath, ME

Left this am at 9 with temp 61. Cloudy most of the day with occasional glimpses of the sun. Spent 4 hours in Acadia National Park. Lots of pictures. Neither words or pictures can describe the combination of mountains and sea. Autumn colors were comparable to those in the Blue Ridge National Parkway. Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the Eastern coast and sees the first light of dawn in the United States everyday. Wind was so strong at the summit that we could only stand by bracing with our legs. Bling was so proud of the name and...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 11, 2012 - Bath

Yesterday was errands and little jobs in the morning, and a trip to Bath in the early afternoon. When we get ready for Winter in Florida we do it by opening the windows. You know what you have to do in Maine to get ready for the winter? Bring in the garden hoses, pull up the slate sidewalk, put 4 foot long stakes along the edge of the driveway...it's a big deal! We also fought the War of the Chipmunks. Mickey: I need to deal with the chipmunks that are burrowing under the house. Lobstah Man: Lead me to them! M: There they are...the hole is...

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Sep 8, 2009 - Bath

Maine’s maritime museum is at the site of Percy & Small’s ship yard on the Kennebec River in Bath Maine where the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden vessel built in the United States, was launched December 21, 1909. Part of the tour is a ride up the Kennebec on a retired Navy Launch and the Capt of the boat gave a great FYI tour. The Bath Iron Works is still building Navy Ships. The picture of the two lights, the one in back is higher, are used by the ships to line up so they know they are in the center of the channel. Also in Bath we...

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Sep 7, 2009 - Maine

After spending the long weekend in close quarters at the RV park in Salisbury, Massachusetts, we prepared to move northward. We did a little housekeeping, laundry, and window washing, loaded up and headed out around 10:00. We have decided to only go as far as Bath, Maine today so we can visit the Maritime Museum. We arrived in Bath around 1:30, set up camp, and headed into town to visit the museum and other attractions. The Maritime Museum was interesting but since we neither one know anything about ships, it didn’t mean a lot to us. The...

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Aug 8, 2009 - Saturday, August 8 – End of Winter Alpaca Farm – Five Islands

Today we toured an alpaca farm. They had a newborn only a couple of hours old. It was cute to see her learning to coordinate her legs and find the correct place to nurse. They had a video about alpacas, samples of fiber and a shop that sold sweaters, coats, socks – all things alpaca. Then we drove around to see more beautiful water sites and ended up at Five Islands where I ate lobster again. This was a dock where lobstermen and other fishermen bring their catches to be weighed. We observed a couple of boats off-loading their catch. The...

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 7, 2009 - Friday, August 7 - Maine Maritime Museum - day two

This museum is huge so we finished our tour today and capped off the day with a 3 hr lighthouse sighting cruse. The day was perfect even though we had a heavy thunderstorm just an hour before the cruse. We saw a bald eagle nest, several eagles and several harbor seals also. Friday lunch (I am sure you are interested in every detail ) was at a restaurant that featured a TV screen in the lobby with a web-cam keeping tabs on an Osprey nest. They had a time line posted of when the birds returned to the nest, when eggs were laid and hatched and...

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 6, 2009 - Thursday, August 6 – Maine Maritime Museum & Anniversary Celebration

This museum makes me understand why Pensacola wants a similar museum. It is built on about 25 acres of what was once three different ship building companies. At one time Bath was the 4th busiest port in the US – behind New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Three, four and five masted wooden schooners were built here to carry coal up & down the coast. All parts of the ships were designed and built on site except the rigging and sails so there are several buildings explaining each step of the process. Of course my favorite building was the one...

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 5, 2009 - Tues & Wed. August 4 & 5 – LL Bean and driving around the area

This area is where LL Bean made his first pair of waterproof boots for outdoors men. The area around the main factory and office is now a huge outdoor outlet mall. I did purchase a new coat and some socks. We spent time driving around to see the beaches and found a dog park that the furkids enjoyed. This area is beautiful. We are noticing a few leaves that are already beginning to change.

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Mills Spring 2009

Aug 3, 2009 - Monday August 3rd. – Travel to Bath Maine – Middlebrook Campground

We finely got to leave the Boston area after 3 weeks. We are staying in the Bath area upon the recommendation of some people we talked to along the way. There are several beaches in the area, a maritime museum, and lots of water views. This privately owned campground put us on a huge site – we have no neighbors (guess they saw the dogs) and, much to my delight, they have a live lobster tank in the office and cook lobster every day. The price is very good. $7.99 a pound cooked (later went down to $5.99/lb. We both ate a lobster for dinner.

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Mills Spring 2009

Sep 28, 2008 - Maine - More Than We Expected

In our explorations, we are trying to look for the positive in everything. Maine has presented a couple challenges in following this attitude but as we look back, we realize things could have been a lot worse. First about our trip to Bath, ME from New Hampshire. Getting lost a couple times added about 70 miles. Somehow we ended up in Portland, way south from our destination. We had a devil of a time finding a route sign. When we did, Tony had to make more than a 90 degree turn to the right - more like 110 degrees. He did it with no damage...

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