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Bucksport Maine, 2019 (Near Bar Harbor and More)

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Greetings American cruisers - welcome to Bucksport, Maine!


Most of you have probably booked tours to Bar Harbor, Castine, etc... When you aren't on you aren't on your tour, though, I hope you can take a bit of time to sample some of our little village's unique offerings.


First, I must tell you, if you have arrived on Sunday or Monday, many of our shops will be closed. Unfortunately, that's just a fact of life for a small rural community that isn't really focused on tourism. That doesn't mean we don't have a lot to offer. Just be aware that not everything will be available every day.

Here are some great things to do...


  • The most obvious attraction as you step off the ship is our Riverwalk.
  • Climb the hill to get to our Main Street businesses.
  • Take in a movie at the local cinema, right across the street from your dock. Watch the marquee for some of the latest mainstream and popular art films.
  • The Dairy Port offers delicious soft-serve and scooped ice cream treats.
  • Browse through the selections at
    • Bookstacks,
    • Huckleberries,
    • GoodDeals Antiques
    • Stubborn Cow stained glass.
  • Great dining is available at

    • Local Variety
    • Friar's Brewhouse (Run by actual Franciscan friars)
    • Warren's Waterfront Restaurant (formerly Harborview Café)
    • MacLeod's Restaurant
    • Verona Wine and Design
    • Bucksport House of Pizza (and other Italian goodies)
  • Check out the cemetery on Main street, and look for the haunted boot on the tombstone of the town founder.

  • If the Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory are not already on your tour schedule, check out these amazing sights.

I hope you enjoy your stay!

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