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Maine Memories - 2012

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S: Maine Memories - September 2012

BC: Photos by Bob & Patty Chadderdon - 2012

FC: Maine Memories 2012

2: The Belmont Inn - Camden, Maine

4: Camden, Maine Located in mid-coast Maine, Camden has been called the prettiest spot in Maine. It is one of only two places on the Atlantic seaboard where the mountains meet the sea. As early as 1768, and it was unofficially known as Megunticook, a Native American name meaning “big mountain harbor”.

10: Rockport, Maine Rockport, or "the River" was settled in 1769 by Robert Thorndike. Shipbuilding, ice harvesting and the manufacture of lime were important early industries. In 1817, 300 casks of lime were sent to Washington, DC for use in building the United States Capitol.

15: Penobscot Bay | THE SCHOONER YACHT HERON We sailed out of the Penobscot Bay on the Schooner Yacht HERON, a 65’ John Alden designed Classic Schooner Yacht - a classic wooden schooner. The HERON is family built, owned and operated by the Bower family of Camden, Maine.


19: During our journey at sea we saw the Harbor Seals basking on the ledges at Robinson's Rocks, and also the Indian Island Lighthouse.


22: BONDI BEACH is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches. The beach is roughly a kilometer long and is located on the east coast of Australia and is a suburb of the city of Sydney.

24: Rockland Breakwater Light is located on Jameson Point in Rockland Harbor. Between 1881 and 1899, a granite breakwater, almost a mile long, was built to help protect the harbor. As the work progressed, a small moveable beacon was moved farther out each time the breakwater was extended. The light was relocated four times between 1888 and 1895.

25: In June of 1900, Congress appropriated $30,000 for a lighthouse and fog signal at the outer end of the breakwater. In June 1901, the beacon was moved to the extreme end of the breakwater to make room for the new station. At the lighthouse site, the breakwater is 65 feet deep, 43 feet wide at the top, and 175 feet wide at the bottom.

26: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark. | The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a 2,120 feet long cable-stayed bridge over the Penobscot River connecting Verona Island, Maine to Prospect.

27: The Penobscot Narrows Observatory is the first bridge observation tower in the United States and the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. | The tower is 420 feet tall and opened to the public on May 19, 2007.

29: Fort Knox was the first and largest granite fort built in Maine.

30: The fort was named after Major General Henry Knox, America's first Secretary of War and Commander of Artillery during the American Revolution. Kentucky's Fort Knox was also named after him.

32: Castine, Maine is the home of the Maine Maritime Academy, a four-year institution that graduates officers and engineers for the United States Merchant Marine.

34: Saltair Inn - Bar Harbor, Maine

37: We saw a moose swimming in this bay behind our B&B.

38: Sand Beach - Acadia National Park

39: Thank you Carol for being our Acadia Tour Guide during our visit to Bar Harbor, and for keeping Bob occupied while I spent the morning at the Beach!

40: Sunrise at OTTER CREEK - ACADIA


44: The Beauty of | NATURE

52: Thunder Hole

54: Carriage Road Bridges ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

56: Jordan Pond

61: St. Saviour's Bar Harbor, ME

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