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Old 09-12-2009, 08:30 AM   #31
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Then we went on to Parker Point

This is known as the Salt Pond, although it is fresh water. This was a big place for ice skating when I was young.





This view is across the inner harbor to the Yacht Club.




Springtime!




This shot is looking over part of the golf course, with Blue Hill Mountain in the background at left.

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:17 PM   #32
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Visited the Town Wharf for a Few Minutes

You can juuuuuuust see Mt. Desert Island poking up in the narrows leading into Blue Hill harbor.




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Old 09-13-2009, 10:24 AM   #33
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Then on to East Blue Hill

This view is from Webbers Cove looking across the bay to Mt. Desert Island.




This shows the Nowland lighthouse and part of Webber Cove Boatyard's lower yard.




One more of the area.

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:09 PM   #34
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I am woefully behind with this...

A little further down the road Is Curtis Cove, this cemetary has some of the family the cove is named for.




This is a view into Blue Hill Bay, Long Island is to the left.




Not a bad place to spend eternity, I guess.




Here's a couple other shots I like...



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Old 09-29-2009, 05:02 PM   #35
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The weather was perfect again the next day, so I figured I'd head down to West Quoddy Head, just to fully complete the east coast for the year.
I was cruising through Cherryfield and happened to notice this guy working on what looked suspiciously like a railroad track off to my left.



His name is Scott, and it turns out he is from my dad's hometown, and knows my dad. Small world. He is a member of the Washington County Railroad. You can see their website and learn more about what they do here;

http://www.wcrr.org/

I pulled a u-turn and asked him if I could take some pictures. He said to come on over and they'd take me for a ride. This young feller, Daniel if I remember correctly, is Scott's son, and he gave me a ride around the layout and a tour of their shops.



A well spoken and intelligent young man, thanks for the tour, Daniel.

Here was my loco for the trip, an internal combustion job, as they didn't have any steam running that day.




A little ride around the layout;






and a look at the shop.

This is a working steam locomotive that if I remember correctly was purchased by the founder of the club in England and brought back to the US.




I hope this is right; this is a painting of the actual loco the model was built to represent.



Check out their website, it's pretty interesting. Thanks for the hospitality, guys.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:33 PM   #36
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This whole report is like finding a special bistro in an out of the way place. It is deliciously photographed and linked together with so many features of interest.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:18 AM   #37
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This whole report is like finding a special bistro in an out of the way place. It is deliciously photographed and linked together with so many features of interest.

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That's a nice compliment, thanks.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #38
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Great stuff! Your reports here make me really want to head off to the East coast.
Thanks for the history along your travels.

I need more vacation time.
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Great stuff! Your reports here make me really want to head off to the East coast.
Thanks for the history along your travels.

I need more vacation time.
Glad you enjoy following along. I'm familiar with your area a little. I used to work at a cogen near the Corona Cheese Factory sometimes and we went to many NHRA events in Pomona during the years we lived in Bakersfield.

Give a shout if you get out this way, I know LOTS of places to ride.
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I continued on down the coast

This is the US Navy's VLF radio installation at Cutler. I believe it is related to submarine communications.




A small fishing village along the way. I could tell you the name if I had bothered to take any notes... Edit: Taken at South Trescott, I believe. ( I have turned onto Rt. 191, which takes you closer to the coast. The Pearl likes to be near the water)




Here I am at the lighthouse. A nice couple from Richmond, Va. took this for me. The Black Pearl didn't get in the shot but she's there, believe me.




Easternmost point in the USA.




One of several audible warning devices tried over the years. 500 lbs.




Here's where we are...






Some history from the visitor's center, so I don't have to type it all out. I know, I'm a bum.












And a fishing boat passing by.


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Moving on...

We went down Rt.1 to Machias and headed up Rt.192. Here's a stitched view from a hill near Wesley, looking west to the mountains.



Then on down Rt.9 (the Airline in local parlance) to Pembroke Stream, where we took a breather and enjoyed the solitude. Rt.9 is a major east/west through Eastern Maine and the locals will tell you it's boring, but I enjoyed it that day.











We turned off onto Rt.193 after that. Ever wonder where blueberries come from?





These were taken near Delois, IIRC. These fields are not naturally "rock free". If you know anything about Maine, you know the Canadians sent all their rocks to Maine during the last ice age. Anyway, the fields are owned by the "mega growers" and have been picked clean of rocks and leveled and smoothed and treated with herbicides so the berries can be harvested by machines instead of by hand. More on that later, when I'll show you a more "typical" blueberry field...
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This whole report is like finding a special bistro in an out of the way place. It is deliciously photographed and linked together with so many features of interest.

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Regrese ha leer tus reportes. Yo tengo much mas que aprender antes que yo pueda alcansar su pericia. Muchas Gracas Amigo!
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:19 PM   #45
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Good Stuff!

More places to add to the bucket list. Thanks for showing them.
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