Hi everyone. Yesterday I took you to the Moose Island Bakery in Eastport, Maine.
My family and I visited Eastport for an extended weekend back in June. Eastport is the most eastern city in the US. It was also the second busiest port for part of 1800's (behind New York City) in the US. Because it is the most easterly city and also near just across the bay from Canada, it is a great port from ships coming in from the UK and northern Europe to deliver their goods as it was a shorter trip than heading south to Boston, NYC or other ports. And because Maine had (and still does) an abundant amount of big and tall trees, it also made a great port for sending lumber back across the Atlantic.
Eastport later on became the sardine capitol of the world, canning and shipping sardines all over.
Today it is neither one of the busiest ports and no longer is a sardine capital. Its still a relatively busy port but mostly now for lobstermen, Coast Guard ships, cruise ships and fishing vessels. There are boat building industries and other shipping industries.
But enough about that. How about a few photos.
A statue built for a FOX tv show which is now a symbol of town. Can you find it in the view of the view below?
A view along the water's edge. See the mermaid, she is another statue in town.
Kind of a feisty and sex lady of the sea.
It was foggy, wet and raw when wee visited in the morning.
But by the evening when we decided to go back to dinner the sunset was beautiful.
And a few other random snapshots I took while we walked around.
Years of signs nailed into the telephone post made it really cool.
Some cool textures.
And I created a page in my drawing journal about my day visiting.
I used some tourist magazine cutouts as well as drawing. And I purchased the big fisherman sticker.
Thanks for joining me while I relived some of my day in Eastport, Maine.