My lovely girlfriend and I are on a mission. The state of Maine has implemented a fun and challenging game for their 75th Anniversary this year. It involves collecting stamps in special passport books, available free at all state parks in Maine. Challenge 1: get to a state park and find the passport station. Challenge 2: look up the park in the passport book, find the code to unlock the station box. Challenge 3: Stamp your book. After you’ve collected some stamps, you gain a prize, ranging from stickers to park passes. If you collect all 48 stamps, you get a free season parks pass! It’s really a fun way for the family to see what Maine’s state parks have to offer.
Anyway, one of our stops this past week was to Fort Edgecombe in Edgecomb, Maine, just across the Sheepscot River from Wiscasset. The fort was a built in the early 1800s as part of the U.S. second system of fortifications to protect Wiscasset. The fort did see action, though it’s cannons were never fired in battle. It’s a fun little site on Davis Island, with beautiful views. Check it out if you’re in the area, then stop in to Red’s Eats for a lobster roll.