The Bangor Daily News Outdoors Section has an interesting article on Robertson Sea Tours of Harrington, Maine. Robertson runs 6-passenger Down East excursions to Petit Manan Island to view the local marine life—puffins, whales, seals, eagles, terns. It’s a fascinating glimpse at a part of the Maine coast that the average tourist, or even resident of Maine, gets to see.
Here’s an excerpt:
For the past 10 summers, James Robertson has motored people to Maine isles, gifting them with a variety of memories, from lobster bakes on Flint Island to watching humpbacks rise out of the water 20 miles offshore. And so far, Robertson Sea Tours—a family business providing intimate 6-passenger cruises—has been a success.
Slowly navigating around buoys, James Robertson—a registered Maine guide and licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain—made his way out to the bay.
Right away he pointed out cormorants perched on the remains of an old wooden dock, then steered to a harbor seal hangout. Two seal pups sunned on the rocks with their mother, who raised her head and slapped her tail against their bed of seaweed as Robertson inched closer. A fat, spotted seal with a clouded left eye sprawled nearby.
An osprey and bald eagle later, the boat was riding the calm waters around Petit Manan Island, a national wildlife refuge and the home of Maine’s second tallest lighthouse.
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