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    Shop and Stroll

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 7, 2009

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    They have a few shops in the middle of town, with wares from locals and some China. (not China-from China). The dock area is wide open and a great view of the river. Red's has been on the square selling lobster rolls and hotdogs for 70 years. Red is gone but the tradition form the trailer continues. A lobster roll is $9-11.

    Looking at buildings at main street Shops in the square View down to Swampscott River inlet Seadfood for sale at the dock A tradition to get a lobster roll here
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    Nicols-Sortwell Home/Castle Tucker

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 7, 2009

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    Two places to tour in the town are these. The Nickel home was built by a sea captain and ship owner. The embargo in 1807 by Jefferson to rid of piracy caused the wealth to deplete. The hoime then became a hotel. In late 1800's, the Sortwell family bought and preserved to the traditional state. Tours are $5, and open Friday, Sat, and Sunday only.
    Castle Tucker overlooks the Sheepscott river and was built in 1807, and the times caused decline. Tucker bought in 1858 Wed-Sunday only. Fee is $5.

    Nickels-Sortwell house Side view of Nickels Sortwell Literature on the Nickels home Top pic is of CAstle Tucker home.
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    Treats: When you need to be revived, it's time...

    by Bunsch Written Aug 27, 2011

    Treats is kind of an amalgam. It is definitely a specialty market, but it features quite a broad selection of wines, a truly inspiring collection of cheeses, and a bakery which is so good that it defies description. That's the good part. The bad: it is priced for the tourist market, meaning that you're paying quite the premium for getting your pick-me-up inside this pleasant shop. So decide how badly you need a treat, and act accordingly.

    We were sorry to see that our favorite cheesemonger had taken the day off from the Bath Farmers Market, but my host was almost sure that Treats would be able to fill our remaining cheese needs, and they were -- in fact, we tried some absolutely splendid English goats milk cheese which would have gone home with us had the price not hovered around $40.00 per pound.

    After the arduous work of spending money, we repaired to the bakery side of the shop and had cappucino and split a to-die-for cookie, which was a compromise because what I wanted was to eat the entire berry crumble that was on display. Maybe next time.

    The front of the store Delicious-looking fruit pies
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