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Apr 30, 2016 - Maine - Cast Iron & Lobster

I got a lot of "Huh?" when I told people I was headed to Maine for a Cast Iron Convention. The Convention was just an excuse to meet with friends from my University of Kentucky days. Jim has been collecting cast iron for years; and Jay moved to Maine since our last visit in Colorado. But the Convention, in fact, was quite interesting. Over 100 people from all over the country had come to celebrate their interest in Erie, Griswold, and Wagner kitchen ware from the 1880's through the 1940's. The group included people from all walks of life,...

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Aug 4, 2015 - More Maine coast

We continued our journey down the coast of Maine after leaving Lamoine. We took a left out of Ellsworth and headed to Perry's Lobster Shack in Surry. Talk about a great little place right on the water with a great view! Had a great lobster roll and clams and mussels for lunch. Watched a lobster boat come in and unload his haul for the shack. Continued on to Deer Isle and Stonington to find a campsite. Not a lot down here but stopped at Old Quarry and parked in their lot which overlooked the bay and had no screaming kids! Spent a nice...

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Sep 18, 2013 - Stonington and a Lobster Catch

Hi everyone: Well, we finally got more of the weather we came all the way from Florida to Maine in September to experience. Bright sunshine with cold mornings and cool comfortable days are a welcomed feeling from the hot, humid and rainy month we’re used to living with in “Sunny” Florida. Even though the local weather report claim this will last for some time, we headed out on the road to explore more of the areas around West Gouldsboro and Bar Harbor. Now, even though the ride from Kittery to Eastport along the coast is about 300 miles,...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Magnificent McGlathery

We departed Tenants Harbor along with the working fleet in a thick fog. This stayed with us as we made our way across Penobscot Bay to the Islands of Merchants Row beneath Vinalhaven and above Isle Au Haut. The fog was odd, coming and going, sometimes high, sometimes so low you could see the masts of sailboats, but not their hulls. We pulled into McGlathery Island just south of Stonington and had the place to ourselves, for a while. We had first visited this wonderful anchorage several years back with Jan and John Todd. And, they helped us...

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Aug 15, 2009 - Side Trip to Stonington

It was another up and at 'em day today. We had decided that if it was clear this morning, we would go to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. John got up early as usual and went out and joined a group of neighbors for some early morning chat time. One couple mentioned that they were also going to the bridge today, so John came in to tell me that I needed to get up so we could get going before it got too hot. The weather guessers are predicting high temps and high humidity for the next week. -- We arrived at the bridge just after it...

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