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  • Old Port

    Portland Favorites

    Go see the Only dance club in the old port 51 Wharf... The Old Port had so much to do. the shops were new and fun. the food in the area was amazing. but the one thing i was amazed about was this club in the coble stone district. 51 Wharf was much bigger then you would think from the out side. There different rooms with two D.J's Go Go dancers and...

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  • Lighthouses of Portland & the Area

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    visit the Observatory 138 Progress Street. It is a former lighthouse converted in sea observatory. Open : 10AM to 5PM. Nearby (Progress Street), there is also Saint Laurent Church which has a curious frontage.

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  • Sea-Gulls

    Sea-gulls are constant companions while travelling along the coast of Maine. We saw many of them near houses on the beaches where they tried snatching remains of the local's lunch or dinner. The gulls on pic 1 didn't feel threatened by me when I got close. They are said to be intelligent and probably realised I just wanted to take a photo :-)

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  • Lakes

    The interior of Maine has thousands of larger or smaller glacial lakes and ponds. We stayed at Long Lake near Harrison, an hour from Portland. Our friends took us on a boat trip on the lake to get an impression of the various houses that were built around it. Yes, it looks like there's no soul around, but tucked into the woods are houses - so...

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  • Islands

    Off the more than 3,000 miles of rugged coastline you find about 5,000 islands, smaller or larger. They are paradise for those seeking nature and quiet. Many of them are not inhabited, others only in summer. We took a ferry in Casco Bay and passed by several islands there until we reached Long Island where we disembarked.I was amazed by the cute...

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  • Mt. Desert Island

    Visit Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park. The view from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is truly spectacular. It is a medley of land and sea. An experience to be savored.*Note. This shot was edited recently with Adobe Photoshop.

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  • The Other Maine

    I am always surprised to hear people say there is nothing to see in northern Maine. If you drive North on Rt 1 from Ellsworth you will see the most beautiful part of the state. There are several penisulas along the way that are off the beaten path that are absolutley geogeous, with the real Maine work fishing harbors, state parks and light houses....

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  • not very many counties

    Maine is an old and good-sized state yet it has relatively few counties. The counties have a wide range of sizes and population densities. Arstook is by far the largest and the smallest, Androscoggin, is less than one tenth the size of the largest county. Cumberland County is largest in population and Piscataquis County has only ten percent of the...

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  • OUR ROAD TRIP THROUGH MAINE

    After the wonderful VT meet in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, it was time to move on to the next leg of our road trip - MAINE.We began our trip at the Maine Welcome Center in Kittery. Here we got a treasure trove of information on Lobsters - Lighthouses - Things to do - Places to stay. We first visited the picturesque Cape Neddick "Nubble" lighthouse...

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  • PENOBSCOT RIVER / PENOBSCOT NARROWS...

    The second longest river in Maine, the PENOBSCOT RIVER is 350 miles (563 km.) long. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean in Penobscot Bay. In 1604 the French explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed up the course of the River.The PENOBSCOT NARROWS BRIDGE is a cable-stayed bridge over the Penobscot River near Bucksport Maine. The bridge is 2,120 feet ( 646...

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  • ST. PETER'S BY THE SEA

    Located in Cape Neddick, Maine minutes from Ogunquit, Wells and York, ST. PETER's BY-THE-SEA is an Historic Summer Chapel since 1897 and welcomes people of all faiths and visitors to the Southern Maine Coast.

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  • ROCKLAND BREAKWATER LIGHTHOUSE

    Located on Jameson Point, on the north side of Rockland Harbour, is the ROCKLAND BREAKWATER LIGHTHOUSE. Built in 1902. it has a 25 foot white square tower.As Rockland became a leading port for export of lime rock in the late 19th century, it became apparent that a lighthouse was necessary. The 0.8 mile-long stone jetty was built between 1881 and...

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  • OLD ORCHARD BEACH

    Welcoming tourists and families to its beautiful 7-mile stretch of perfect sand beach for over 170 years, OLD ORCHARD BEACH has so much to offer. Families love all of the activities and amusement parks, including the Beachfront Palace Playland Park. There is nightly entertainment plus weekly fireworks and concerts, fabulous fishing, whale watch...

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  • CAPE ELIZABETH LIGHT

    Visible for 27 nautical miles. the active and functioning CAPE ELIZABETH LIGHT is the most powerful on the New England coast at four million candlepower. The 1878 Victorian keeper's house, on the property is now privately owned.Located in Two Lights State Park, it was named from the time when the lighthouse had two lights from 1811 to 1924. It has...

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  • BAR HARBOR MAINE

    There's lots to see and do in BAR HARBOR the gateway to Acadia National Park. Twenty miles south of Ellsworth via Route 3, Bar Harbor offers restaurants, shope, boutiques and galleries of all kinds, to visitors staying in elegant inns, hotels, B & B's. RV or Camp sites. Sail Frenchman's Bay aboard the "Margaret Todd", with Cadillac Mountain in the...

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  • GOAT ISLAND LIGHT

    Kennebunkport, MaineCape Porpoise Village is built around the shores of its harbor, which a cluster of large and small islands protect. On one of them stands the baby lighthouse of the coast GOAT ISLAND LIGHT. Cape Porpoise, near the mouth of the Kennebunk River, was named by Captain John Smith, for a school of porpoises he saw there.Established in...

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  • KENNEBUNKPORT

    During the last century KENNEBUNKPORT has become a popular resort area and even more so in recent years as many sightseers come to view the summer home of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, also visited by his son President George W. Bush and his family. The town includes Cape Porpoise, the original settlement and Goose Rocks Beach. Beautiful...

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  • CAPE PORPOISE

    Two miles east of Kennebunkport's Dock Square is the fishing village of CAPE PORPOISE. At Cape Porpoise Pier, off Route 9, you can watch lobstermen unloading their catch and view Goat Island Lighthouse. It was wonderful to experience the tranquility and beauty of this quiet seaside village.In the accompanying pictures, you will see stacks of...

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  • MORE LOBSTER FACTS

    Lobster is highly nutritious and a dieter's dream. It's low in fat, calories and cholesterol, lowere than lean ground beef and skinless white meat of chicken or turkey.Lobster meat contains omega-3 fatty acids, the substances that seem to reduce hardening of the arteries and decrease the risk of heart disease.Lobster is also high in: Amino acids,...

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  • HOW TO EAT A LOBSTER

    OK. You got this big ole "Lobstah" in front of you. Now how do you eat this red crustachion from the deep. 1 - Twist off the claws.2 - Crack claw with nutcracker provided3 - Separate the tailpiece from body by arching the back til it cracks4 - Bend back and break flippers off tailpiece5 - Insert lobster fork where the flippers brok off and push6 -...

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  • CATCHING LOBSTER

    There are four types of boats used by lobstermen - oar, outboard motor, inboard gasoline power or inboard diesel power. Most all boats with inboard power and some with outboard power have some type of powered hauler to bring the traps from the ocean bottom to the rail of the boat.The Lobsters are tricked into traps by using the same method with...

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  • FACTS ABOUT LOBSTER

    The American LOBSTER is synonymous with the Maine coast. Seventy percent of all lobsters harvested in New England are caught in Maine. It is the state's most valuable fishery. Lobsters have been caught in Maine since 1605.A Lobster doesn't look like much of a lobster when it first hatches. It has no claws and looks more like an insect. At this...

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  • CAPE NEDDICK "NUBBLE' LIGHT" - YORK...

    Saturday, September 22, 2007The "Nubble" is a small rocky island a short distance off the eastern point of Cape Neddick, north of the entrance to the York River and York Harbor.The placement of a lighthouse on the Nubble had been recommended by many local mariners. A 1837 proposal had been rejected as there were already three lights in the vicinity...

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  • Rock Climbing, Hiking

    I loved climbing and hiking in Maine. What made Maine different from some other places we've been is that you can actually "climb" up the mountains. Most other places we've been to just have a hiking trail to the top. It's one of the best places I've been to for rock climbing. Next time we go , I really want to go rock climbing up some cliffs at...

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  • Coast of Maine

    I really loved the coast in Maine. I could just sit there for hours on one of the large rocks and watch the boats go by and the waves crash over the rocks. I think that was one of my favorite things there. Did I mention I am fond of rocks? I think I have been in Florida too long…..All of the photos are taken at Mount Desert Island

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  • Beautiful Beaches

    Visit one of the Nature Preserves along the coast. The coast of Maine is beautiful and it's a great way to spend a few hours, walking, drawing, taking pictures, whatever you like. We visited Reid State Park on Georgetown Island... see my pics in the Travelogues. To get there, take US Route 95 North to Rte 295 North, and then onto US Route 1 North...

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  • Planning your Maine vacation

    Many websites. Check out www.gotravelmaine.com or check with AAA or your travel agency. Of course Virtual Traveler is the best starting point! The Trees! (you have to understand I am from Texas and we only have big bushes here)Actually there is so much to do in Maine, camping, hiking, skiing, kyacking, sailing, fishing, laying on the beach,...

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  • Gorham Mountain - Acadia National Park

    Day 3 was my favorite day. Six of us hiked the Gorham Mt. Trail in Acadia National Park. It was rated 'moderate' and was a good workout. This is a picture of 3 of the guys resting at the top.I received a book of the trails in Acadia as a gift, and it was extremely helpful for plannig our hikes. I recommend reading about the trails before you set...

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  • Covered Bridges of New England

    A rare look at American Nostalgia. This particular one in Maine was closed to traffic, but you could walk on it.

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  • Maine: Where Landscape and Architecture...

    Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S. for one reason -- the perfect mixture of traditional architecture and natural beauty. While the American West may have the grandeur of the Rockies and the stark beauty of the canyons, only in New England does a distinctive american building design fit perfectly into its environment. And Maine,...

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  • Make Time to Visit Maine's Beautiful...

    Maine's seacoast is one of the most beautiful in the United States. Pocked with small sandy beaches, jagged rocks and forested cliffs, the coast is spectacular. Maine also has a great collection of old 19th century lighthouses that still stand where they marked the coast for sailors on foffy nights. While most people think of going to the ocean...

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  • Rockport Harbor, a clear day of blue sky...

    This is Rockport, a sweet and lovely Maine seacoast village. One village after the other will give you a treat to the eye. The charm and history will always be here...nothing can change Maine, not even the tourist or the transplants who try to be from Maine.The sea will always be the same, the sky, the smell, the ships, boats......it is steadfast.

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  • Belfast, another Maine seacoast...

    Belfast is another beautiful little seacoast village on the Penobscot Bay of the Maine coastline. On Route 1.It is built on a hill, and it has lots of great shops. The New England charm is here as well. When you go over the bridge to Verona Island and over again to the mainland.....you will be on your way to the Bar Harbor, Arcadia National Park...

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  • Andre the Seal Sculpture! Rockport,...

    Andre is the beloved mascot of Rockport Harbor, Maine......he returned every year to the same place after he took his trip in the winter further south. After many years he finally stopped coming presumed to have passed on...so his memory is honored by this wonderful sculpture. Children love to visit him here especially if they have read about him...

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  • Rockport Harbor, Limestone Kilns....

    These kilns (ovens) are dug right out of the stone on Rockport Harbor overlooking the water. Very historical point of interest. Limestone was transported to the coast mostly Rockport and Rockland, where it was processes in these kilns, baked and prepared to be shipped to all over the world on the many ships.Very dangerous cargo, sometimes would...

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  • Rockport, Maine on Route 1..gorgeous!!!

    Maine will not disappoint you in any way!!This is Rockport, Maine, a tiny harbor town between Rockland and Belfast on the famous Route 1.The home of "Andre" the seal, his story is in children's books. He always returned to the same place every summer and became the town mascot.Also Rockport was known for it's many "Limestone" kilns, limestone was...

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  • WICKED GOOD LOBSTAH

    You aren't going to find a bad lobster dinner in Maine. Overpriced, yes. Forget the price and allow yourself to indulge on the food that is synonymous with Maine: Lobster. Correctly pronounced "Lobstah".Maine didn't have lobsters on their license plates for years for no reason. The lobster here is the best!And it's so fun to eat too. So, don a...

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  • Rockland Seaport Town of...

    Route 1 is a very busy route and some even try to advoid it because it is the main tourist route taken by all.Yet, one does have to, after all, experience it because it is the major part of the seacoast of Maine. Without Route 1, we could not go down each and every wonderful peninsula, each one offering it's own treat and feast of beauty. Some will...

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  • First Ferry Stop...Little Diamond Is....

    On the waterfront of the largest city in Maine called Portland is the Casco Bay Ferry Lines that service all the many islands in the Casco Bay on the more southern end of Maine. These islands are called the calendar islands with as many as 365. This is the first stop for the ferry, a very small island with a summer colony and home to the local...

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  • Diamond Cove.....Estates and Restaurant.

    This is an exclusive place....very well known restaurant by reservation only. One can come on the ferry and then catch a later ferry back to Portland. See my Great Diamond Page for website of Diamond Cove.

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  • Long Island, New Town, seceded Portland.

    There are many Long Islands in Maine. This is Long Island of the Casco Bay, Maine and also a very new town that just broke away from Portland. It is very large with many many summer homes and year round homes and a big fishing community.The Casco Bay Ferry Lines keep people coming and going from their homes, summer cottages, and the many renters...

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  • Great Diamond Is. Landing. A very Busy...

    It is in one of the most beautiful bays on the coast of Maine. Great Diamond Island is known for it's "Diamond Cove" Estates and Restaurant.The island is home to many gorgeous summer places and cottage as well as a lobster fishing community. The coming and going of people on the Casco Bay Lines Ferry. Beautiful Summer Homes and cottages, fishing...

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  • Bush's Summer House

    Kennebunkport is a pretty town with lots of touristy shops and and overpriced seafood restaurants. It's nice to walk around and people watch.Other than the center of town, the main attraction is probably the Bush summer residence. People park their cars along the side of the road to have their picture taken with the ocean and the house in the...

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  • Maine Natives Enjoy the Outdoors

    Almost anyone you meet from Maine will have a passion for some outdoor pursuit. Whether it's fishing, hunting, boating of climbing the state's many mountains, you'll be amazed at how many Mainers are active outdoors people. Among the most popular pastimes is hiking. Therefore, most of Maine's trails are well-marked and its mountain peaks come...

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  • Maybe Moose in Maine is a Myth?

    I know it's not, and I've never been lucky with seeing cool wildlife, but we tried everything we could to see a freaking moose. Went on roads that didn't have towns near them, went north, came in from the west and then later, from the east, left the state using a southern route, drove by bodies of water, looked in clearings, traveled at all hours...

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