The remnants of Henri started to say "adieu". Clear skies were noted in Bar Harbor while it was still "Fogust" in Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Ellsworth Tuesday morning. Sunrise was at 5:45 a.m. and Low Tide was at 6:46 a.m. All photos were taken around 6:15 a.m.

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Whip Around Downeast Maine August 24

The remnants of Henri started to say "adieu". Clear skies were noted in Bar Harbor while it was still "Fogust" in Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Ellsworth Tuesday morning. Sunrise was at 5:45 a.m. and Low Tide was at 6:46 a.m. All photos were taken around 6:15 a.m.

The General Stores Of Downeast Maine

These are the long-time general stores that are spread throughout downeast Maine. The stores that your grandparents picked up milk, beer, and that night's dinner at. For years they had been filled with things like fly paper, clothes, beef jerky, and that morning's newspaper. Now, you stop by for that slice of breakfast pizza, a tasty fried chicken sandwich for lunch, gas,and a handful of lottery tickets.


They're an important part of Maine's heritage, and their numbers are starting to dwindle. But we still frequent them to pick up the day's necessities and to keep up on town gossip.


They may not be owned by the original owners, and they may not look the same as they did years and years ago. But that same hometown feeling is there, the minute you set foot on their wooden floors. More than likely the same wooden floors that your grandparents set foot on.