Touring of the island
Trip Start Sep 01, 2007
5Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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We stopped at Acadia National Park - at the Bass Lighthouse. Most of the lighthouses are still occupied by Coast Guard families even though they are automated now. The only manual one still left is in the Boston Harbor because it was the very first lighthouse in the US and President Kennedy signed a protection law that it is to stay manual. I read the list of the lighthouse keepers at Bass Harbor.. not surprinsingly, they didn't last very long, on average 1-4 years. Being up all night 365 days a year, in every weather, is not easy! Plus they usually led a solitary life, esp. if they were housed in an island away from mainland.
We didn't enter the Acadia to see anything else as they had a pretty steep entrance fee
http://www.atlanticbrewing.com/ One of their ales even beat Guiness in a World Beer Competition!
So it was the third day and we still didn't have a lobster so we found a lobster pound, picked one, bought one, and had it cooked for us. While the clerks weren't looking, Dominik had some fun picking them up and posing with the lobsters. I wouldn't say the seafood is cheaper here, but definately caught today-fresh which is well worth it!
As you can see from the picture, we did a good job cleaning it out! :)
I wanted to see Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show, but it was closed for the season!! :( It's supposed to be really good and Tina was a contestant on Survivor Panama even! http://www.mainelumberjack.com/