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A Tank Away

Castine, Maine offers history, inns, and a range of dining options

Like history? You’ll love Castine, a serene New England village tipping a cape reaching into Penobscot Bay at the mouth of the Penobscot River. Fought over for 200 years by Britain, France, and the Netherlands, it was the site of the Revolutionary War’s Penobscot Expedition, which has been called the worst American naval disaster before Pearl Harbor. The village, now home to Maine Maritime Academy, is peppered with fort ruins and historic sites, along with an enviable collection of Georgian and Federalist architecture.


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