In the Park
27 July 2016 | Fort Point State Park, Stockton Springs, ME
We left Castine on a clear, slightly cooler morning and cruised a few miles to Fort Point State Park at the mouth or the Penobscot River. We hadn’t been there before and found it to be a very well maintained, small park centered around a lighthouse and the ruins of a fort built in 1759. The bell tower in the lighthouse has a 1200 lb. bronze bell and originally had a clockwork mechanism that caused the bell to ring every 20 seconds. It is the only bell tower still owned by the government. Our visit included a walk along Lighthouse Road admiring the great houses that line the cliff overlooking the river entrance.