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Jun 25, 2014 - Fort Knox

We visited Fort Knox after we had been to the bridge. The weather was great. The fort was named after major General Henry Knox, America's first Secretary of War and Commander of Artillery during the American Revolution. General Knox lived in Thomaston,Maine during the final years of his life. Thomaston is around 20 miles south of us. The walls around the fort are cut granite which was quarried five miles up river and transported to the fort. Cindy has been building alot of campfires, as the men here keep us well supplied with wood. The...

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Aug 15, 2012 - Ellsworth And Bucksport

We headed in Ellsworth to find the Walgreen's so Echo could get a prescription filled. It was nice to shop and buy $3.00 a bottle wine for a change! We also found the LL Bean outlet store. I found a couple tops on sale and only paid $7.00 for the two! We ate lunch at Jasper's. I was the only one brave enough to order the haddock ruben sandwich. Jim loves rubens, but couldn't imagine grilled haddock, swiss cheese and coleslaw on grilled rye bread with thousand island dressing. Let me tell you it was the BEST way I'd had haddock. So yummy!...

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Sep 27, 2011 - Relaxing at Home

Our time at home seemed long and luxurious. The simply things like stretching out in a queen sized bed or having a private bathroom are things you really miss on the road! Unfortunately, I did not forget how to drive a big truck so it’s back to work we go. It’s such a difficult time leaving Maine during this season (Jim’s favorite). I hope the leafs will still be on the trees when we return in 3 weeks. We went to Balsam Cove Campground for a few days to dump out tanks and hang out in a good, central location. It is located on Toddy Pond...

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Jul 31, 2011 - Fort Knox across the river from Bucksport, ME

Not that Ft Knox but the original one. Construction began in May 1844 and continued for 25 years. When construction finally stopped in 1869, the fort was still unfinished. The fort was never occupied due to its unfinished state. However, during the Civil War from 20 to 54 troops were garrisoned in temporary wooden buildings. During the Spanish American war about 574 troops lived for one month in tents outside the fort.

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Jul 31, 2011 - Penobscot Observatory across the river from Bucksport, ME

The Penobscot Observatory is at 420 feet the tallest occupied structure in Maine. It is the only observatory bridge in the western hemisphere. The Penobscot Observatory Bridge replaced the Waldo Hancock Bridge when in mid-2003 the Maine DOT discovered severe corrosion hidden by the cable sheathing in the suspension cables. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory was opened to traffic only 42 months after construction started.

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Jul 30, 2011 - Bucksport, ME

The Coast Guard was visiting Bucksport and we took a tour of the ship. The grave of Bucksport’s founder, Jonathan Buck, is cursed. It seems that Colonel Jonathan Buck condemned a woman to be burned at the stake for witchcraft. The woman cursed him and her mark would show on his tombstone. Sixty years later, a monument was erected on Jonathan Buck’s grave and a stain appeared on the granite that looks like a leg. All attempts to remove the stain have failed.

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Jun 25, 2008 - Ankunft in Bucksport

Mittwoch 25.6.2008 Heute fahren wir von Saco weiter nach Bucksport ebenfalls im Staate Maine. Der Campingplatz heisst Shady Oaks (schattige Baeume) dort treffen wir auf Don und seine Frau, die nettesten Campingplatzbesitzer seit Antritt unserer Reise.

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Nov 19, 2007 - Closing it up for the winter and hitting the road again.

On Monday, November 19th, 2007, we got the house closed up and we moved into the motorhome for the night so we could head out Tuesday morning. We were getting out of Dodge just in time, since the cold weather had started to come on in a serious way. The water had frozen in the house pipes at 3AM Monday morning, so we had to get them thawed before the plumber came to shut everything down Monday night. (We use the plumber because of the radon water filter system - it takes several guys to do this.) Anyway, we were pretty cozy in the RV (as...

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