Castine - site of the battle of Majabigwaduce
Date 2200 – Sunday 17 July 2011 (UTC -4)
Believe it or not it was the British that renamed Castine to
Majabigwaduce. Fortunately common sense and perhaps an inability to pronounce
Majabigwaduce prevailed and it was renamed back to one of the original names
given to it by the French. More often now the battle is referred to as the battle
More on the battle later. The harbour is dominated by the training
ship of the
The current through the harbour was running at over 2.5kts and the bottom is apparently scoured hard and poor holding. Common sense dictated that we took a mooring belonging to Eaton’s Boatyard, the most amazing old fashioned boatyard run by a charming eccentric of indeterminate age and great knowledge. The boathouse building probably says it all. The daily mooring rate of $25 was an additional bonus.
The town of
We sneaked a lunch at Bah’s Bakehouse – highly to be recommended; their two species of BLT’s Mexican and Betty’s Special are well worth putting up with the daffiness of the young staff.
An afternoon walk took us to both of the town museums, the first one of
which had a good audio visual presentation about the battle of
We climbed up to the remains of
Thoroughly walked out we returned to the boat for a quick rest before assaulting Dennett’s Wharf for dinner.
This one gets 5 out of 10 and was the only place open on a Sunday Night. Their selection of beer was good but cooking was nothing to write home about. The Mate sets a high standard!