Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Sun 1 Jul 2018 20:04
After a really good overnight sail we were greeted by thunderous squalls as we approached the Penobscot Inlet. Claire thought she saw a large shark probably feeding on the young seals that popped their up as we sailed by.
Maine is just full of lobster traps....everywhere! Even as use marked channels you have to dodge literally hundreds of trap markers; it is very stressful.
Stonington is lobster central and the harbour is full of the lobstermen’s powerful fishing boats, I can only see two other masts of sailboats. Across the harbour is Crotch Island where much of the granite used to build New York’s finer buildings was quarried. The quarry we think is closed but the old dock and derricks remain, perhaps we will visit the site tomorrow.