Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fresh Soaps Delivered To Sea Side Creations

More soap headed out to Bailey Island, Sea Side Creations.  Stop by if you are visiting or vacationing in Maine.  The island has some fantastic viewing area, access to the shore and great restaurants.  Summer may be on the way out, but the Fall is just gorgeous here in Maine too! 

Here's more information about Bailey Island and what to do on the island:

This lovely island is located on the coast of Maine about 15 miles south of Brunswick, Maine at the southern most end of Route 24. It is part of the Town of Harpswell. The island is almost 3 miles long and less than one mile wide. It is located about 50 miles from Portland, Maine.

History of Bailey Island

Farmers and fishermen settled the island in earlier days. It is not farmed much now although many fishermen still work live and work on the island. Many lobstermen still make a living on this island. In the late 1880's, with the advent of steamships, visitors would come from Portland for weekend trips. The island also saw its share of summer residents from more distant places such as Boston and New York. As a result, many boarding houses and cottages were built.

The island has seen some name changes throughout time. The Abenaki Indians called the island Newwaggin. The first known settler was a man named Will Black and he lived on the island for many years. He eventually gained title to the island and the name of Will's Island came to be. He lost claim to the island to a man called Timothy Bailey (and his wife Hannah) through some illegal manipulation of the law on the part of the Bailey's. The island then became know as Bailey's Island and then later Bailey Island.

Places to See on or near Bailey Island
Mackerel Cove. A nice view whether from the top of the hill on Route 24 or in the public parking spot at the head of the cove. Not many yachts here - just working fishing vessels.

Bronze Fisherman's Statue. Located at the southern most tip of the island. A Bailey Island fisherman was immortalized in bronze as a dedication to all men who make their living from the sea. (see photo at right).
Cribstone Bridge. This unique bridge was built in the 1920's and joined Orr's Island and Bailey Island - spanning Will's Gut. It was made of granite stone slabs quarried in Yarmouth and Pownal, Maine. It is the only bridge like it in the world and is now a historical site. A newer bridge has since replaced it.

Little Harbor. Located on the southeastern shoreline of Bailey Island. Hard to get to as it is on a small side road coming off Route 24. A very nice cove to visit. Waves crashing into the cliffs provide a lovely view.
The Giants Stairs Trail. Located on the eastern shoreline. Take Route 24, go east on Washington Avenue. Parking at the Episcopal Chapel is limited and prohibited on Sunday mornings. From there walk down Ocean Street to the end to find the entrance to the trail. For more information on this lovely ocean side walking path visit Giant's Stairs Trail on Bailey Island. 

No comments: