DAY #59 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2009
Today we hauled our anchor, left Sommes Sound, and sailed past Bass Harbor Light and on across Blue Hill Bay.
As we entered Casco Passage we passed both old and new sailing vessels.
We then sailed through Deer Isle Thoroughfare where many of the islands still show evidence of the granite supply business that was so popular in these parts (note the granite rubble on the shore). Much of the granite produced here was transported by coastal schooners and was used to build many of the bigger buildings in eastern cities.
As the afternoon light was diminishing we passed a windjammer (the "J. & E. Riggins") anchoring in front of Stonington.
We crossed East Penobscott Bay to Seal Bay as the sun set.