Saturday, July 09, 2011

A Taste Of Maine

On Thursday Mike, Shauna, Judy, and I took a little trip over to Blue Hill, Deer Isle, and Stonington.  We sure hope you don’t get tired of seeing pictures along the Maine coast ‘cause that’s just what we have again today.  I never tire of walking on, near, or around the coast of Maine.  It’s so picturesque!  Because there are so many pictures, I have not included any captions on the pictures.  So just peruse the pictures and enjoy.


Blue Hill was first settled in 1762 as Newport Plantation.  In 1789 it was renamed Blue Hill after the summit that overlooks the village.  During the late seventeen hundreds and the early eighteen hundreds its predominate industry was shipbuilding.  Today Blue Hill has a population of around 2400 with a major industry of lobstering and tourism.  Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, makes his home in Blue Hill.

We arrived at low tide as can be seen from the photographs taken from our stop at the marina.  We didn’t spend a lot of time in Blue Hill as our main destination was Stonington. 



John Steinbeck wrote, in his book Travels with Charley, "One doesn't have to be sensitive to feel the strangeness of Deer Isle".  The town was incorporated in 1789 and, today, has a population of around 1900 people.  It was Deer Isle that musician Dan Fogelberg and his wife Jean chose for their final home, and where he died in 2007.

Can’t you just picture yourself sitting, while relaxing and reading, at one of those nice resting places in the last three photos?



Stonington is the southern most village on the island of Deer Isle with a population of around 1200.  It was settled around 1800 as Green’s Landing.  Today, Stonington is definitely a fishing village while, also, thriving on tourism. 

We spent most of our day in the village of Stonington.  By the time we arrived, “Feed Me, Feed Me” had kicked in in full force.  As you can see, in one of the photos below, we were fortunate enough to get a nice “window seat”.  After a nice lunch of fish and chips, we just walked around the village poking our noses into here and there.


Well, there you have it.  Hope you enjoyed viewing our photos.

Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - - - -


  1. Great pictures..We are hopping to get up that way next summer..Love it!

  2. Darrell,
    Your writing has given me an appetite for ... Maine and for Fish and Chips. Even though I live on the Gulf Coast where Jumbo Shrimp and Oysters are plentiful,there is something compelling about enjoying Fish and Chips in Maine.
    Thanks for the photos and commentary.