Belfast, no not THAT Belfast!
"It all came down to a coin flip"
Back in 1765 when this city was being settled the naming rights came down to a coin flip, many of the founding fathers wanted to name the city Londonderry after their home in New Hampshire but a settler from Belfast, Ireland, wanted it named after his hometown. I guess it's clear who won...
Belfast was listed in my guidebook as one of the prettiest little towns in Maine and it seemed like a good place to aim for as we were driving down the coast. We stopped here for a stroll through the city, drove around to see a few architecturally interesting sights and then headed back across the bridge to have lunch at Young's Lobster Pound.
Belfast prospered in the 1800s in ship building and trading, many beautiful mansions were built by the sea captains, merchants and ship builders. Even though there was a fire in 1865 you can still see many examples of beautiful homes, many of which were turned into B&Bs.