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

August 14, 2016

Aug. 13 – Bailey Island, ME

Water Cove

“It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” – Paulo Coelho
Our weather turned from sunny and beautiful yesterday to cold and gray today. We’re in a nice protected cove so we decide to stay put and enjoy a slow day on the boat. Our breakfast at the Salt Cod Café was so good yesterday, we decide to repeat it today. It was a bit chillier sitting outside this morning, but we still enjoyed the breakfast and the view, plus we had a chance to visit with a nice woman who lives near by…she gave us a lot of advise on good places to visit.

Bailey Island Bridge, also called Cribstone Bridge, is a cobwork bridge built using Maine granite slabs as cribstones. The slabs, longer than they are wide, were laid horizontally, first lengthwise, and then crosswise, in several layers. No mortar or cement was used. Granite slabs are heavy enough to withstand wind and wave, while the open cribbing allows the tide to ebb and flow freely without increasing tidal current to any great degree. 10,000 tons of granite was used in the project and a concrete road was built on top of the cribstones. The bridge was completed in 1928 and is the only one of it’s kind in the world.

Bailey Island Bridge
A close up of the cobwork
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1 comment:

  1. Swimming in Maine....that's great! The lobster roll from your previous post sure looks good. Glad to see that you guys are having a wonderful time. Wish summer would just last a little longer.
    Barbara & David
    PDQ "Miss My Money"

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