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Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Jul 13, 2019 1:32pm
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There are plenty. Do a check for Bar Harbor, Phippsburg and surrounding area.

Ray
Happydaze
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977226 by Happy Daze
Jul 13, 2019 1:57pm
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Phippsburg? That is by Bath ;P
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977226 by Happy Daze
Jul 13, 2019 2:00pm
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We will be by foot. There are many options, I just thought someone might have a favorite.
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977228 by AlishaMisha
Jul 13, 2019 6:07pm
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But I’LL be in Phippsburg in late August and have found several but if you have a favorite in the region let me know!
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977244 by detective
Jul 13, 2019 8:27pm
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I live nearby in Woolwich! I will try to remember to come up with a list. I have to do research and remember what was temporary for an event, what was permanent, etc. Doesn't help that I am terrible at labeling, so I have to rely on memory too. Believe it or not, I haven't boxed as much around here and still have some I have to go after. Events have been where I have been getting my ink in the past few years.
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Jul 13, 2019 8:28pm
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Sorry, I don't have much input. I haven't been there in years, and when I did the boxes I did were not in walking distance of the cruise port.
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Jul 14, 2019 5:05am
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Hi! Happy Cruising! Happy Boxing! I have done both together, even Mark and Sue have put together Boxing Cruises! I am hoping a Maine Boxer will show their hospitality by offering to meet you that morning you arrive in Bar Harbor and take you to a few boxes! Remember, your ship should be bringing fresh Maine Lobbies onboard for that night's Lobster Dinner. You might want to check.

As for Boxing if no Mainer volunteers to be your escort, I suggest you search for boxes in the Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island (MDI), Sommesville, and just over the bridge in Trenton. You could hire a cab and explain what you are doing, we always get a reduced rate of about $50 for a couple hours (Alaska, San Francisco, Vancouver, Aruba...) Considering the cost of Ship Excursions, $50-75 is a bargain. I really prefer the real personal touch of having a Letterboxer Tour Guide to help you. I will be on a RCCL heading for Bermuda on your Bar Harbor Day, or I would drive the two hours to be your guide. Remember to look for boxes that have been found recently. Remember to bring one for planting! Is your ship stopping at Portland? If so, you can message SeaGull or DownEast Cowboy for some suggestions.

Also, don’t forget to check www.letterboxing.org for boxes. There used to be a box that was walkable from where your Tender brings you in. It was on an island that you are able to walk to during low tide. I don’t remember the name of the box, it wasn’t on AQ when I just searched. At one time the island had 3 boxes, so maybe they are on LBNA. They may be long gone also. I have boxes on a gorgeous trail in Trenton but won’t recommend them as I haven’t checked them since 2016 and one has been noted as unfindable. I hope this helps you! Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Happy Boxing!
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977263 by Robins Nest
Jul 14, 2019 5:11am
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It is nice to hear from you again, Robins Nest.
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977263 by Robins Nest
Jul 14, 2019 8:42am
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Thanks Robins Nest, that’s very helpful and I appreciate it. Not going on to Portland. I will have a box to plant in Bar Harbor. It’s been a few years since I’ve been there but hopefully I can find a long lasting spot.
Happy Trails
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Jul 14, 2019 12:07pm
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And about that lobster roll ... Been awhile since we have been up there but you should be able to find one pretty easy. They are all good just perhaps some better than others! Enjoy !!
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Jul 15, 2019 5:46am
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Bar Harbor Lobster Company has a great lobster roll, among other lobster choices. Crafty Lobster lives just down the road and works just across the street at the hospital.

Jiffy
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977263 by Robins Nest
Jul 25, 2019 6:42pm
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With all the increased cruise business in Bar Harbor someone should put a box within easy walking distance. I think I'll take a look nearby the Portland cruise ship terminal. I know there were some boxes there but need to check and see if they are still there. The lovely late Sewsewbusy did plant a few when she was here on a cruise years back.
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977724 by Seagull
Jul 26, 2019 3:13am
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With all the increased cruise business in Bar Harbor someone should put a box within easy walking distance.

Hi Seagull,
I plan to do that very thing if I can find an appropriate placement.
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Aug 13, 2019 9:48pm
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I recommend either Bar Harbor Lobster Company, or Peekytoe Provisions for a lobster roll. Both can be reached on foot - take the Shore Path for nice views. Stewman’s Lobster Pound is also popular if you want somewhere right close to the cruise ship.

There are a few boxes right in the downtown area that you can walk to. 😊
Re: Bar Harbor visit
Board: State: Maine
Reply to: #977225 by BinoBoxer
Aug 14, 2019 4:07am
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Nature girl is there right now.... and you already know her!