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“A Slice of Maine History off the Beaten Path” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Edgecomb State Historical Site

Fort Edgecomb State Historical Site
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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“A Slice of Maine History off the Beaten Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Located on Fort Road, off Eddy Road, and only a short drive from US 1 or ME 27, entry to this historic site is $2 per adult Maine resident. Parking is on a gravel lot. The fort’s octagonal Blockhouse (1809), built of hewn logs and intended to protect Wiscasset Harbor, overlooks the Sheepscott River. Its barracks, storehouse, gun batteries, and other structures no longer exist. Interpretive panels explain the site’s history. The fort’s two-level interior more clearly reveals its defensive purpose. A narrow staircase links the levels. Cannon ports and musket slots look out across the river. A picnic area, near the shoreline, affords a great place to watch seabirds, wildlife, and boaters offshore. The landscape here is classic mid-coast Maine at its finest. Its rustic stonewalls and wide grassy areas add to its timeless appeal for families and other visitors.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Great historical Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

The Fort stands all by itself, built in 1804. My Dad used to bring us there years ago to picnic and have lobster. Nice to roam around and have a picnic and see the beautiful scenery. Go inside and see all the initials carved in the Fort (its against the law to do it now) but sone go back to the 1800's. A place for a hike and early morning reflection

Visited October 2013
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Westbrook, Maine
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“Family picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Beautiful place for a picnic.
The view is so pretty. The area is quiet. Not alot of tourists but sure that might be different in the summer months. The old fort is fun going up inside.But I loved enjoying a picnic lunch with my family.

Visited September 2013
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