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  • Portland's Harbor Area
    Portland's Harbor Area
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  • Lighthouse on Bar Harbor
    Lighthouse on Bar Harbor
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  • Lighthouse on Bar Harbor
    Lighthouse on Bar Harbor
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    by AnitaE Written Feb 11, 2014

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    Since the government was shut down, Acadia National Park was closed. So, all those excursions were cancelled and they booked people on other ones. Our cruise was doubled in size with a different boat that was not conducive to taking photographs of the lighthouses. Plus, a third of the people had to sit outside on the top deck, where it was extremely cold and windy when the boat was moving and higher speeds.

    Roomy restrooms onboard, which is surprising for a boat. Galley offers beverages and snacks, but hard to drink hot beverages when the boat is rocking so much.

    Pros: captain maneuvers boat around so that both sides get a good view of the lighthouses.

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    by AnitaE Written Feb 11, 2014

    We had lunch at the Fish House Grill. I ordered the combination of lobster tail, snow crab, stone crab claws, lobster claws, clams, mussels & shrimp. One of the clams was filled with black, sticky mud and it really grossed me out. They took everything and just washed it off instead of giving me a new order. They didn't even take some money off the order as an apology (the cook should have caught this if they scrubbed the shells before cooking them). The siphons of the clams had a dark, gritty skin on them that should have been removed (I had never eaten a clam that required this before...they looked and tasted gross). They steamed the shrimp in salt water and butter, making them very oily and weird tasting. The only good thing I ate was the cornbread, which was excellent.

    Favorite Dish: The cornbread - the only real, edible thing.

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    by AnitaE Written Feb 11, 2014

    Ordered the lobster bake which included a very tiny coleslaw, small (half) ear of corn, whole lobster and 5 clams. Best part of meal was the clams - they know how to cook them properly (in sea water) and no butter was needed...their natural flavor was enough!

    I had a deformed lobster - opened it up and there was no tail meat (just a few flakes). Cook opened the claw and found the same thing. So, they gave me another one. While it was cooking, I was comped a shrimp cocktail and my beer. I found that to be generous, considering that there was no way of their knowing my lobster was deformed (and mercifully captured by the fisherman, saving it from a short life of misery).

    Favorite Dish: The clams! They were steamed using sea water and had a wonderful taste!

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  • by Csebec Written Apr 29, 2008

    Great fresh seafood as well as chicken, steak pasta for those who do not like seafood. Situated on the Penobscot River, get a seat on the deck (weather permitting) for great view of the river and Downtown Bangor.

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp Scampi, Lobster roll, Prime rib sandwich

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Maine Shopping

  • by Csebec Written Apr 29, 2008

    Great Outlet Shopping in Freeport. Of course there is LL Bean but don't forget the rest, The Gap, J. Crew, Cole Hann, Dansk, Patagonia, Nine West, Coach, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and much, much more.

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  • sitting on the dock of a bay....

    by pgardner Updated May 4, 2007

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    A perfect place to sit and enjoy a lobster in Southern Maine. A covered dock along a saltwater inlet of Chauncy Creek. Very limited menu of Lobster, clams, mussels with a little chicken thrown in for the non-seafood lovers.

    Best of all its bring your own Wine. A fun place to join a group and share a special salad, desert. They do ask that you don't bring anything they sell so check the menu.

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