American Locations 32 – Quoddy Head

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

After 4 days on Campobello Island, we were ready to return to the US. Before leaving, we stopped to see the lighthouse on the southwestern end of the island.

And the views from there.

Then we drove across the International Bridge into Lubec.

We drove southwest through Lubec on 189, then turned south to follow the coast on South Lubec Road. This led us out onto the peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, West Quoddy Head, and to Quoddy Head State Park. We parked at the lighthouse.

From there we gazed out to sea. This was supposed to be another good location to spot whales, but we had no luck.

Although we saw no whales, we saw plenty of birds.

After returning to relax at the lighthouse…

We gave up on spotting whales and hiked around the rocks.

But I couldn’t convince my wife to scale the granite heights.

I thought it would have been the perfect place to spot whales from, but she declined.

So we got back into our motor home and continued.

Next Location – Penobscot

American Locations 31 – Campobello Island 3

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

The main attraction to Campobello Island is the Roosevelt summer home. Although Franklin Roosevelt spent little time here late in his life, Eleanor Roosevelt spent much of her time here while her husband was President. We spent an afternoon touring the house.

And the grounds. The gardens were impressive.

Including their roses.

The views outside were good, too, if foggy. Gazing from the back porch across the bay to the US.

This is from just above their dock.

Views of Lubec from the grounds.

Interior photos were allowed. In most museums they aren’t, but with this being operated by the US government it was.

There is a story behind this bullhorn.

The Roosevelts had a large family, and frequently there were cousins visiting, too. So Eleanor used this bullhorn to call all the children to meals. It was said she could be plainly heard across the bay in Lubec.

We had an afternoon tea, much like guests would have been served at the time Eleanor Roosevelt was here.

There were a few other buildings besides the main residence.

We got to see their interiors, too.

I especially liked this room.

And the view from this large oval window.

There was even a shed with some old tools of the era.

As you can guess, it was a full day touring this place.

Next Location – Quoddy Head