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Monday, September 19, 2011

Jewell Island, Maine

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

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We have recently visited some of the more remote parts of the Maine coast.  Now, it is time to ease our visiting crew member back into civilization.  So we decided to explore Jewell Island (in Casco Bay) which is not far from Portland.

Jewell Island is a common day trip or an occasional overnight for folks from the mainland. 

Jewell Island is a retired military installation that has become a nature preserve.  It has camp sites and several trails.

During the World Wars, towers were built on the island.  From these towers personel watched for German submarines trying to enter Portland Harbor.

The view of the mouth of Portland Harbor, from the top of the WW II tower:

Looking north:

That is Cape Elizabeth in the distance:

After leaving Jewell Island we sailed through the narrow cut between Sebasco and Malaga Island.  This area does not seem to be affected by usual "summer complaints."

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