Down To The Sea

There’s a lot more to the often overlooked mid-coastal Maine than lobster. but the lobster is amazing.

Among the elaborate Victorian houses on Congress Street in Belfast, Maine, is a bed-and-breakfast called the Mad Captain’s House. The name doesn’t entirely spring from B & B whimsy but reflects a maritime disaster woven into the region’s rich seafaring heritage. Capt. Edwin Horace Herriman, whose home it was, was master and part owner of the P. R. Hazeltine , launched on May 25, 1876. At 233 feet, the schooner was the largest vessel ever built in Belfast.

 
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