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There are literally dozens of great places to stop enroute. A little more info would be useful, e.g.,
- what type/size boat?
- condition of boat?
- experience of crew?
The trip COULD be a great one. It's not particularly hard (I just moved my boat from Washington, DC to Penobscot Bay in Maine....a good 5-day trip). Lots of cruising sailors up in Maine about now, including two friends who went by Jonesport a few days ago and are today headed for Manan Island area in Canada. However, these are experienced cruising sailors with several years Maine experience.
Depending on the timing, weather at this time of year will bring mostly SW winds, light to 20-25 knots max. Fog is often present, sometimes very thick fog, but August is perhaps the most fog-free month. Still, a cruising boat should be equipped to deal with it (GPS, radar, fog horn, etc.).
If you have specific questions, I'll try to help. Lots of others on this Board have good knowledge and experience of this area as well.