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Jul 2, 2018 - Eastport

We drove up to Eastport to go hike and find lobster. We went to Shackford state park and thought we'd do the easy 1.2 mile hike but the trails weren't marked very well and we ended up doing 3 on the Schooner trail. It was beautiful with views of the bay but lots of up and downs. You could see where they had Atlantic farm raised salmon in big pens out in the bay so now I feel better about where my Kroger salmon comes from!

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Sep 5, 2013 - Touring Eastport and New Brunswick Canada

Hi all. Here's is a bit of information on the are we're staying at and touring. Even though this entry has a lot of pictures we want to share with you I hope you can view them all. Eastport is a small city (consisting entirely of islands) in Washington County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,331 at the 2010 census. The principal island is Moose Island, which is connected to the mainland by causeway. It is the easternmost city in the United States (although the nearby town of Lubec is the easternmost municipality), From Lubec,...

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Sep 2, 2013 - Our Push to Maine

Hi everyone: Even though we’re not taking over House #1 in Eastport, Maine until Sunday afternoon, we headed out of Newport towards our destination to close the mileage gap while seeing some interesting sights along the way. Not knowing the best route to take or whether to travel through or around Boston we really got lucky. A little bit north of Newport, RI we hooked up on to MA 24. A well paved and balanced roadway with two lanes at first, then three lanes as we got closer to the big city. It had long entrance ramps and frequent rest...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Eastport

From Eastport site, we daytriped to Campabelo (FDR's childhood summer home) and Lubec. Zena was stung by fire ants, as was I trying to calm her down. We found a vet and got advice to take Benedril, 25 mg for Rand and 13 mg for Zena. That seemed to help. The Canada island was lovely; it had the best cobble stone/pebble beach ever, even better than Seawall in Acadia! Both Eastport and Lubec seem economicaly challenged. Note the pic of Cutler Navy antenna; used in cold war to contact subs on VLF at 2,000,000 watts, most powerful transmitter in...

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Sep 11, 2011 - Eastport, ME

On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, the day dawned as beautiful and clear as that day 10 years ago. We went to church in Eastport at Blakely United Methodist Church. The congregation is small, as is the church. The minister is new to church as of this year's annual Methodist Minister Musical Chairs. Her name is Maria Guereca. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but has been a minister in the Bangor, ME, area. There were 13 people in the congregation, including John and me. With the minister and organist, we were a total of 15. No one...

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NewEngland2011

Sep 10, 2011 - Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada

We drove to Lubec, ME, and had lunch at the Fisherman's Wharf on the waterfront. More good haddock and lobster roll with homemade potato chips and Lobster/Scallop stew. We drove over the Franklin Roosevelt International Bridge to Campobello Island. In the 1960s, the US and Canada entered into a joint venture to preserve to site of FDRs summer home. The island is in the province of New Brunswick in Canada. We went through Canada's custom inspection on the way over which consisted of asking our car tag number and where we are from. We stopped...

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NewEngland2011

Sep 9, 2011 - Whale Watching

All of us must have been tired last night...we all slept late. The campground has filled up with people here for the Pirate Festival. We went downtown to buy our cruise tickets and for lunch at the Waco Cafe. We posted a picture yesterday and said the restaurant had been in business since 1928...we were wrong...it has been in business since 1924. Lobster rolls are the fast food of choice in this part of the country. I ordered one and would eat a dozen of them if I could. The lobster is steamed and cut up into small pieces. The lobster is...

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NewEngland2011

Sep 8, 2011 - Eastpoint ME

The laundry had overrun the dirty clothes basket and was threatening our safety, so I did laundry this morning. The machines were old, but worked well. The dryers actually dried the clothes quickly. Once all that was done, we drove into town for lunch at the Happy Crab...good food. After we ate, we walked across the street to the library. The building is over 100 years old and has been the library all that time. The foyer was full of books for sale. We found a few to buy. We wandered down to the fishing pier and walked out to the end. We...

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NewEngland2011

Sep 7, 2011 - Eastpoint ME

Rain started during the night...light but steady and with no wind. We got hooked up during a lull in the sprinkling and headed north on US1. The trip wasn't long in terms of miles, but we had a long trip because we drove through little town after little town. Most of them had beautiful old homes. We stopped for lunch in Rockport, ME, at The Offshore Restaurant, a local place...nothing fancy, but good food. I had chicken salad and John had fried shrimp. Both were very good. The waitress talked us into sharing the Lemon Lust Pie for...

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NewEngland2011

Sep 7, 2011 - Campobello

In these days of pervasive air conditioning, it is easy to forget how miserable we used to be in the hot, humid days of summer. I can remember a few days as a kid when we would move into the basement, eating and sleeping in the relative coolness. Folks without basements just had to suffer. Rich folks from Boston, Philadelphia and New York City would migrate to the sea coast and points north. Newport and Bar Harbor were the trendy destinations in the early 1900’s, but the wealthy parents of Franklin Roosevelt preferred to summer in the more...

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Sep 6, 2011 - a tasty treat

We are lobster fiends. A pot large enough to boil two lobsters is in the basement of our motor home at all times. We also brought a set of lobster eating tools along as well. It pays to be ready. Last time we were here, we found some campgrounds that had their own lobster pounds and would prepare a take home feast. So far we have relied on local restaurants to fill our lobster needs. Lobsters never stop growing. Every summer they molt, shedding their old shells and secreting new ones. When they first make a new shell it is a bit soft and...

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Sep 5, 2011 - bring your passport

Not too long ago, you could pop into Canada when the mood struck, but these days you must have a passport and the encounter with the border authorities takes on a much more somber tone. As we entered New Brunswick, the agent got into a conversation with us about DUI's, not that we have any. She said that the US is much more lenient in this regard than Canadians. If you have one on your record, you may not enter the country for five years. We told her we had been to New Brunswick on a cruise in July and she said that the cruise lines get...

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