On Sunday morning after a nice breakfast at the motel, we set out on the road for home. We took Route 1 along the coast heading north. It was another gorgeous day for driving and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Our first stop was in Columbia Falls. This is another one of those historic little seacoast towns with lots of big old houses built in the 1800's. We (I) wanted to stop at Ruggles House. There is a family connection to this house on my grandmother's side, albeit a distant one, as we are connected to the Ruggles that came to Nova Scotia. We arrived an hour before the house opened, unfortunately, and didn't have time to wait around so didn't get a tour. Murray and I toured it several years ago though and it's amazing the transformation and restoration that has gone on to this historic house.
This house was built between 1818 and 1820.
Just down the street from the Ruggles House is the Town Hall.
This was built in 1840 as the Union Church.
this plaque is on the front of the building.
It has a beautiful clock tower and weather vane at the top of the steeple.
The Pleasant River flows to the Atlantic through Columbia Falls.
Columbia Falls below the bridge.
Next stop is Eastport, a small city consisting of islands and the easternmost city of the United States.
One can take the ferry from here to Deer Island in Canada.
It has an historic downtown and is known for it's fishery.
The wharf where the ferry docks.
Right across the harbour is Campobello Island. If you look to your right just down the coast you can see the international bridge to Campobello Island where President Theodore Roosevelt had a summer home.
That was our last stop in Maine until we reached the border at Calais/St. Stephen (Canada).
We hadn't had lunch and it was almost 3:00 so we stopped at Carmen's Diner in St. Stephen and had a nice lunch. This diner has been around for 60 years and serves up home cooked food.
The gorgeous window boxes outside the diner.
We stopped at an antique store in Lawrence Station on the way through and got home about 5:30.
Thank you for following along on our trip to the coast of Maine.
It certainly is a beautiful place to visit and many of you expressed that you had been there before or would love to visit.
There is definitely much more to see and a lot of history to take in when you take the time. And shopping to do as well. :)
If you missed my first 2 posts on our trip just scroll down to the previous 2 posts.
I'm off to Kings Landing Historical Settlement this morning with fellow blogger Linda, of Stitch Lines. And I'm taking my camera along of course. We'll both probably do posts on it soon.
Have a wonderful day!