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Friday, August 1, 2008

Boothbay Harbor

It’s large and protected harbor was once a spot purely for Friendship Sloops and commercial fishermen, but these days the summer months turn Boothbay Harbor into a haven for tourists. Above is the distinctive Footbridge which traverses one shore of the harbor to the other, and is the perfect site for a lazy sunset stroll.

Many also call to mind the 1956 film “Carousel”, which includes some scenes that were filmed here, notably the “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” sequence. I always found it amusing that the film shows a spectacular setting sun, dropping dramatically into the ocean. We New Englanders know the sun sets over land and rises over the ocean.

June may be past us, but there’s still plenty of summer left if you’ve a mind to head up to beautiful Boothbay Harbor for a sunset stroll. Never mind where the sun sets. It sets over your shoulder.

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