The Eighth is a trip. Time travel back to the time when Civil War vets gathered here to experience the comradery forged on the battlefield. Lulled to sleep waves crashing and the salt air, a sure cure for insomniacs. You get your own refrigerator, dining table, and gas stove. No need to go to expensive island restaurants. Get your fixings at the grocery store on the island. Don't forget to chat with Dr. Adams, Peak's Island historian, veterinary professor emeritus and harness race driver among other things. His Yankee charm can't be missed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Yankee Magazine's Top 12 Places to Stay on the Water, The 8th Maine Regiment Memorial Building is located just a short 15 minute ferry ride from downtown Portland. It is both an American Civil War museum and a Victorian era lodge overlooking the beautiful Atlantic shoreline. Come relax and enjoy the communal atmosphere that the veteran's created to share with their families and comrades in arms as well as the many recreational activities on scenic Peaks Island and in the Greater Portland Maine area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The 8th Maine Peaks Island