Monday, September 14, 2015

Cruising Through Casco Bay


While in Portland, Maine, we went on a cruise through Casco Bay on this boat, the Islander.


At the harbor is this fence full of love locks, a trend started in Europe about 10 years ago.


After leaving the Wharf, we went by the 3 lighthouses we had seen earlier from land. But then we got to see Ram Island Light close up. At high tide, the rocky ledges are completely covered and were the cause of many shipwrecks until the lighthouse was built here in 1905.


We also saw an old Indian Chief.


And we went by Peaks Island. If you live here, you spend a lot of time on ferries.


The same for Little Diamond Island.


We went by Halfway Rock, hoping to see some seals. They're hard to see though, but we saw lots of cormorants.


We saw several forts, including Fort Gorges.


Just as we were returning to the dock, the ferry from Nova Scotia was arriving. It was a great tour!

3 comments:

  1. After a surgery, early this summer, I've been pretty much homebound. I've really enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing the stories of the places I'd normally be found. Thanks! I'm glad your enjoying them!

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  2. Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I'm beginning to think you like lighthouses more than rusty stuff.... ;c)

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