2014-08-09 Seguin Island Light House & Harbor Island

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No this is not the light house but it is a pretty cool obelisk we encountered soon after our departure from Freeport, ME.

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Now this is the light as we approach the island from the west. The harbor entrance is around on the north end of the island.

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Yes this is a small harbor and yes it looked full to us as well until one of the boats said they were departing so we orbited until they departed and a smaller boat raced in and cut us off taking the vacated mooring….for a couple of minutes but that’s another story.

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The harbor edge from anchor.

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The harbor edge from anchor.

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(Seguin Light) Though the light has been automated volunteer keepers man the island from Memorial – Labor Day each year. Evidently it is quite competitive to get selected. Surprisingly the keepers selected retired from China Lake, CA where our group did some work. Small world  

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Before automation the light required a great deal of supplies. This tramway was used to move supplies from the dock to the light house. Pretty cool.

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Magnolia at anchor, she is one good looking girl, well and the Admiral too! Smile

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We hosted the keepers Cynthia and Fred aboard Magnolia for happy hour before our departure.

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Soon after departing Sequin Island we of course crossed another lighthouse which I as not astute enough to record the name or location! Doh! Update: After seeing the island during todays walk on Harbour, I was able to determine that is actually Franklin Island.

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These are the lobster pots outside the anchorage at Harbor Island. Each of those is connected to a 75 ft (depth) line and we are expected to traverse through the field. “Are kidding me?” No, no they are not, welcome to Maine.

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The Davis Family own Harbor Island and are kind enough to allow visitors ashore to visit their beautiful island.

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As we walked across the island we came across a beautiful raspberry patch.

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We actually filled up eating raspberries which I though was impossible!

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This is a great picture because in a couple of hours the water is gong to be deeper than Annette is high by about 3 feet! Now that is a tide!

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After feasting on raspberries there was only one thing to do, procure some lobsters for dinner. Luckily there was a lobster boat working the pots.

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A trip to the lobster boat solved the problem. I handed the man $30.00 and a 5 gallon bucket. We ate the knuckles for dinner and will be eating lobster for some time!

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We are so enjoying out time in New England. We have reconnected with so many friends and just starting to experience our surroundings. More friends and experiences await! Be Safe, Be Well A**2

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