Saturday, September 15, 2007


SEPTEMBER 10, 2007

With the clouds hanging low we set out back Southwest.

We were joined along the way by a colorful little friend who seemed to enjoy finding all the hidden bugs around our boat. We invited him to stay.

Our destination was Mistake Island (near Great Wass Island & Jonesport). The anchorage is slightly exposed, however, settled conditions were predicted despite the occasional drizzle and light fog.

Mistake Island juts out into the Atlantic and sports Moose Peak Lighthouse and horn at its southern end. It is primarily owned by the Nature Conservancy and the Coast Guard, who maintains the lighthouse, which was automated in 1970 (as all lighthouses have been). Even though the island is not far from civilization it has a sense of remoteness.

We found many types of wild berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) to be plentiful. Also on the beach where we landed we found enough mussels to refill our bucket.

One is never able to spot the fairies in these enchanted places but perhaps we caught one on film.

Altogether a very enjoyable spot --- we call it our "White Islands of the East".

21 NM

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