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Address: Boothbay Harbor, ME
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One of the nation's earliest settlement sites.

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Amazing history and beauty!

This island had European settlers that predate Plymouth plantation. Fascinating history on this island capturing the essence of 17th and 18th century America. Check out the tiny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This island had European settlers that predate Plymouth plantation. Fascinating history on this island capturing the essence of 17th and 18th century America. Check out the tiny museum, hike to the lookout tower hill, cross over to the west-side of the island. This island has great trails and an intriguing story to tell. We took our own boat, tied to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

A Must Drive when in Boothbay along Route 96 down around point to lighthouse. Stop at Lobsterman's Wharf for Twinlobster lunch /dinner.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Visited by private boat I'm not sure how one visits any other way. But if you can get there it is a magical place. It had a large thriving fishing community as early as the 1600s. Now deserted except for one private house and a caretakers cottage. There are several beautiful walking trails and a very small museum. To sore... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Very typical little Maine town, nice shops and great restaurants. Drive the Island and see some of the greatest shoreline views, lighthouses and antiques.

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3 Thank Mario C
New Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

A tiny little island off the coast of Boothbay Harbor. The protected horseshoe harbor has courtesy tenders and moorings. There is and old Coast Guard lifesaving station and small museum. This is one of the oldest settlements of the new world, Well worth the trip to walk around the trails on a nice sunny summer day.

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Drive down to Pemaquid Point and visit the lighthouse. Come back to Damariscotta for a bite to eat and shopping. Artsy feel to the town,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Not only is it one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to....my family roots run deep there. My grandfather was raised on the island many moons ago. It's historic and breathtaking.

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1 Thank Tiffany L
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

What the Maine coast is all about. Beautiful things to see, and what a view of the coast and ocean. We try to include this into our stops when we visit Maine.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

This island is best approached by your own boat. The inner cove has moorings where you can meet your friends for a tie-up or you can come by yourself to explore the island. It is a special place, uninhabited except by a privileged few who are committed to maintaining the pristine nature of the the island. Most of us who... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

If you want a nice relaxing afternoon , head to this island, anchor your boat, have a picnic, don't bring your dogs,

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