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

September 1, 2016

Aug. 31 - Camden, ME

Lyman Morse Marine Mooring

Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more that other think is wise.
Dream more than others this is practical.
Expect more that others think is possible. - Claude T. Bissel
Camden without doubt is one of the most scenic harbors in Maine where the mountains come right down to the ocean. Mount Battie forms the backdrop for this stunning harbor and three of Camden’s largest windjammers dock at the head of the harbor putting the crowning touch on creating a postcard perfect sight.

The town has always been a “tourist town”, with its lakes, rivers, harbor and mountains. People started coming to Camden in the 1850's for vacations in guest homes. By the 1890’s wealthy people from all over the country were taking advantage of the natural scenic beauty and accessible harbor location and began to build large summer “cottages” here. Today, sprawling estates and mansions can be seen all over Camden. During the late 1800s to the early 1900s, these wealthy families showed generosity towards the town itself and contributed to the further development of Camden. The Camden Opera House, Camden Amphitheater, and Camden Public Library are only some of the examples.

The Camden Public Library
The Public Landing 
View of the harbor from the deck of the Smiling Cow 
View from Mount Battie taken on our last trip here in 2013 
A video of Camden Harbor
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