Monhegan guards the southwest corner of Penobscot Bay, arguably the best of Maine’s cruising grounds. Ten miles after leaving Monhegan, we entered the bay; ten miles into the bay, we encountered the Picton Castle Tall Ship under full sail. Quite a sight.
We proceeded in light winds, gennaker flying, to Pulpit Harbor on the north shore of North Haven Island where we anchored in five meters of water adding a stern anchor to reduce swing as the harbor was crowded with moorings. The next day was spent bicycling the islands smooth roads and checking out its main town of the same name. Clouds thickened and thunder boomed as the day came to a close.
Here are a couple of typical Maine homes, these found on North Haven: