Harpswell


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Harpswell is one of the Casco Bay Islands, reached by car, unless you want to boat in for a visit!
CRIBSTONE BRIDGE This bridge connecting Orr's Island and Bailey's Island was built in 1928 and is known as the Cribstone Bridge. Due to the tidal action in the area known as Will's Gut, the bridge's foundation was made from granite slabs to withstand the waves and winds. The bridge was listed on the National Historic Registry of Places in 1975 and in 1983 listed as a Historic Civil Engineering LandmarK. EAGLE ISLAND was North Pole Explorer - Admiral Robert Peary's home and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. Eagle Island is owned by the State of Maine, which allows visitors into the home, trails and the beaches. HALFWAY ROCK LIGHTHOUSE: The lighthouse is located on "Halfway Rock", which represents its location in the middle of Casco Bay, about halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small. The lighthouse was constructed in 1871 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. 'HARPSWELL MEETING HOUSE' was constructed in 1759 to provide space for town meetings and religious services and is the oldest of this type of building in the State of Maine. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1968

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