Passamaquoddy Bay is an inlet of the big Bay of Fundy, with most of it encompassing coastal Washington County and the rest bordering Canada. It is the bay that the island city of Eastport sits in, and also provides the wonderful ocean views for Lubec, Pembroke, Perry, Robbinston, and the other coastal towns in Washington County. On the Canadian side there is the quaint resort town of St. Andrews, which is always worth visiting (check out the Algonquin!). Passamaquoddy Bay and the Bay of Fundy have some of the highest tides in the world, averaging around 18 feet. This means that your beautiful ocean view will get lower and lower til you are left with rocky mudflats, which happens twice a day (you can practically feel the pull of the tides!). Just another part of the dynamic that is Down East Maine!
Taken from the breakwater in Eastport, overlooking Cherry Island Lighthouse (looks so close, but is in New Brunswick on the Canadian side!). A fog bell was first installed on the island in 1903, and a tower lighthouse has been in place since 1969. You can also see Cambobello's tip on the right, and Indian Island on the left.
Near the Boat School on Deep Cove Road on a turnout we called 'The Bar & Grill' when we were growing up in Eastport. You can see the remains of an old pier that used to be here on the left. It is lowtide in the photo, and you can see the salmon pens in the water (belonging to Cooke Aquaculture now, formerly Connors), and a setting winter sun on the right.
From the Old Campground in Eastport you can see Mathews Island (and even walk to it at low tide if you're quick enough).
Taken from a boat on the bay, this is a nice view of a Campobello fishing village (Welshpool, I think) on the Canadian side - directly across from Eastport (American side).
Overlooking Pleasant Point (Sipayik, which is the Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation). A gaggle of Canada geese were paddling furiously to reach their goal. You can see the causeway on the right, which connects Eastport to the mainland.
This was taken on Toll Bridge Road in Quoddy Village during a Proxigean Spring Tide, during which the water jumped the land barrier and flooded the road. The low-hanging cloudy weather is typical of this area, and fog is very common.
Lobster traps at the ferry landing in Eastport.
Ocean view from Bayside Cemetery, Eastport. On the right there are salmon pens and in the distance is Kendall's Head.
Here is some of that fog I was talking about, creating an illusion of water turning into sky.
The easternmost point of land in the US, at West Quoddy Head (Canada in the distance).