LOCATIONS: From Southwest Harbor, Stonington, North Haven, Camden, Castine Harbor, Bucksport, Hunts Harbor, and Burnt Cove Harbor to Camden with many beautiful harbors
VESSEL: The Ellis 36 Express Cruiser “Liberty”
NARRATIVE: The Ellis Charter boat company is the best. Beautiful boat, fully equipped, ran great! After several days of fog, we took off to cruise Somes Sound which was a gorgeous trip. We returned to the marina and left the following day for our adventure with the first stop to little Cranberry Island – a small quaint island where we saw many seals. Then on to Stonington – a gorgeous town with stunning scenery. We stayed at Billings Marina in Stonington which is the Lobster capital of Maine. The next stop was beautiful North Haven where we picked up a mooring. Lots of interesting places to dingy around here! Then on to charming Camden where we picked up a mooring from Lyman Morse Marina. The marina offers a courtesy car for 2 hours so you can restock and see some scenery. Curtis Island is a short dingy ride from the boat with trails around the perimeter and a beautiful lighthouse. From there we cruised to Castine – a very beautiful and friendly small-town, but not the best place to moor or anchor. On to quiet, scenic Bucks Harbor which is the ideal place to anchor or pull up a mooring. Not much of a town but we had a nice walk and did laundry at the marina. We loved scenic Hunts Harbor in Frenchboro which is on Long Island where we picked up a mooring. Lots of places to hike here! The last night of the cruise was in Burnt Cove Harbor on Swan Harbor. Interesting harbor, very low-key. This was really the trip of a lifetime!! We enjoyed it and highly recommend it!!
PHOTO: Curtis Island Lighthouse