April 4th, 2012
Mt. Deserted Island
Posted by F&S
While we were in Maine last weekend, the three of us dogs wandered around looking for action. We were quite startled at how empty the little towns were and at how so many of our favorite shops were closed up tight. Mount Desert Island was looking more like Mount Deserted Island!
1 Girls! What's going on here? We dropped by the Post Office only to discover this place is a ghost town! Where are all the people?
2 The Naturalist's Notebook is all closed up. Mount Desert is feeling more like Mount Deserted! Come on, girls! Let's hop in the car and I'll drive us around town. Maybe we can figure out where everyone went?
3 Wow, Sharkey! G.K. is right. Northeast Harbor is looking pretty desolate. It's eerie! I guess it's still too early in the season for all of the summer residents to be visiting.
4 A lot of folks have summer homes up here. Did you know that the Wabanaki Indians used to spend the summers here, taking advantage of the salmon fishing? Then they moved inland, where they spent their winters.
5 Even the Docksider Restaurant is closed! The Wabanaki also trapped Maine lobsters and other shellfish that are so abundant here.
6 No one is at The Great Harbor Maritime Museum, either. Mount Desert was named by French Explorer Samuel de Champlain, who called it 'Isles des Monts Desert,' because of its rocky shoreline.
7 Martha loves shopping at Shaw Jewelry! This area didn't really get settled until the late 19th century.
8 Because of its remote location and the beautiful water views, people took a fancy to this area and began vacationing here, escaping the crowded cities.
9 Oh Sharkey, before we know it, these streets will be hopping with the summer visitors and all of our favorite shops will be open for business once again.
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