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Aug 7, 2014 - "Down East" Maine discoveries

From Harrington, we rode the Harley to “Down East Maine” several times. That is really northeast, but the area is called Down East because when sailing ships were heading from Boston to ports in coastal Maine, which is east of Boston, they sailed downwind in an easterly direction. One day we rode to Machias, the site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution on June 12, 1775. We wanted to know more of the history of this little town, so we toured Burnham Tavern, built in 1770. This tavern, now owned and operated by the Daughters...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Machias, Maine

8/23 – 8/25 Two days brought us 453 miles to Machias, Maine (PH19, PH104, PH106, PH6, PH2, PH1, US1). The first night we stopped at a visitor center in Aulac, New Brunswick. We were unexpectedly joined, at our last stop in Canada, by Steve and Donna. It only took us about five minutes to get through the US border, they did enter our house and only seemed interested in citrus, no questions about beef this time. In Machias we stayed in a parking lot of a building. There was a police officer parked in the lot and we asked him if it would be...

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Jul 25, 2008 - Bar Harbor, ME

On Tuesday, we drove from Palmyra, ME to Bar Harbor, ME. On the way, we stopped in Bangor, ME and made the obligatory pass by Stephen King’s house. We’re guessing that he has decided to stay in Bangor because he can’t find his way out; Bangor has the most confusing traffic patterns that we have ever seen … just plain weird. On Wednesday, we went for a great run on the old carriage roads in Acadia National Park; then, we drove the 27-mile Park Loop Road. On Thursday, in Bar Harbor, we walked all of the waterfront and commercial districts …...

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Aug 18, 2007 - Rogue Bluffs - Machias, Maine

It rained during the night and was sort of drizzlie in the morning. We went to Carl's cabin where I made homemade buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. Then, on to the Machias Blueberry Festival. Really fun event and if there were a prize for the "all American" event, this would be it. Machias itself is a very picturesque town - old New England architecture, with steeply roofed homes and a church that looks like something out of Norman Rockwell. The festival itself boasts 200 crafters and take it from a connoisseur of craft shows, this had...

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