"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 20, 2013

July 19 - Jewell Island, ME

Cocktail Cove - Anchorage

Our first anchorage in Maine was very uncomfortable...we rolled all not from swells we could hardly see. Neither one of us slept very well so we were up early and moved to another island in Casco Bay. Jewell Island has a well protected small harbor and trails for hiking. It's a beautiful spot. We spent a wonderful day relaxing and walking on the beach. We'll do a little more hiking and exploring tomorrow.

Maine Facts:

State Capital: Augusta
State Nickname: Pine Tree State
State Bird: Chickadee
State Tree: White Pine
State Animal: Moose
State Berry: Wild Blueberry

…is recognized as one of the most healthful states in the nation with summer temperatures averaging 70° and winter temperatures averaging 20°.
…has 5,500 miles of coastline, and about 2000 islands off the coast. Its coastline has so many deep harbors it is thought all the navies in the world could anchor in them.
…contains 32,000 miles of rivers and streams equal to more than the combined length of the Mississippi, Amazon, Yangtze and Nile rivers.
…is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of 33,215 square miles or about as big as all of the other five New England States combined.
…consists of 16 counties with 22 cities, 435 towns, 33 plantations, 424 unorganized townships and 1.2 million residents.
…is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi.
…has 542,629 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park 
…has one mountain which is approximately one mile high—Mt. Katahdin
…has the largest wild blueberry crop in the nation, and is the single largest producer of any blueberries (wild or cultivated) in the U.S.
…produces 90% of the country’s toothpick supply.
…ranks seventh in acreage and tenth in production of potatoes nationally.
…is nationally famed for its shellfish. Almost 90% of all American lobsters are trapped in Maine.
…includes Aroostook County which is so big, it actually covers an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
…claims America’s first chartered city: York, 1641.
…entered the Union on March 15, 1820, as the 23rd state.
…has over 60 lighthouses.
…Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States and is considered the first place in the U.S. to receive the rays of the morning sun.
 …has the most eastern capital city in the U.S. (Augusta).

Our first Maine lighthouse - Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse
Views from our anchorage
Punch Bowl Beach on Jewell Island

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