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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Down's got it, although I would have said it was the bridge to Bailey's Island. I suppose it depends on which direction you're headed!

It is the granite cribstone bridge connecting Orr's Island to Bailey's Island in Harpswell, ME. Both Orr's Island and Bailey's Island are in the town of Harpswell, as I understand it. Because Bailey's is the outer of the two islands, the maps refer to it as the Bailey's Island bridge.

What's unusual is the use of granite blocks to build up the approaches to the span. This construction techniques is something like stacking railroad ties--alternating the direction from layer to layer, thus resulting in the "see-through" look.

The real attraction for us on two trips to Maine is Cook's Lobster House and the associated lobster pound. Cook's is about 600 ft to the southwest. You can pick up a mooring from the Orr's Bailey YC about 100 ft to the north.

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