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In search of a lighthouse

Our B&B innkeeper suggested we drive from Boothbay Harbor to Damariscove Island to see the... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
debbakes
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Fascinating place, but unsure how to get there other than by private boat.

This was our first visit since the Nature Conservancy handed the island to the Boothbay Region Land... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Barbara O
,
Lewiston, Maine
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One of the nation's earliest settlement sites.
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Our B&B innkeeper suggested we drive from Boothbay Harbor to Damariscove Island to see the lighthouse on our way home. Are we happy we did! An easy 45-50 minute drive, beautiful views, and a cute gift shop/little restaurant next to the lighthouse.

5  Thank debbakes
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

This was our first visit since the Nature Conservancy handed the island to the Boothbay Region Land Trust. No drastic changes, but the granite wharf has been improved, the museum has more information and the trail guides are wonderful. The small anchorage was less crowded...More

3  Thank Barbara O
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Reviewed September 15, 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...More

2  Thank AnchorAweigh
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Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

10  Thank 129joycem
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Reviewed June 5, 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...More

5  Thank Discriminating_8
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Reviewed May 28, 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.

5  Thank Mario C
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Reviewed December 18, 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...More

6  Thank TC-MCFARLAND
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Reviewed October 7, 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,

3  Thank huntertms
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Reviewed August 5, 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.

2  Thank Tiffany L
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Reviewed July 3, 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.

3  Thank allenfizer
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