The Adventure Team has landed and is setting up camp in Milbridge, ME. Milbridge and the “downeast” region of Maine is where Nicole’s family has lived since the Revolutionary War. Nicole’s grandmother passed away last year leaving the house where her grandparents had lived for sixty years empty. We have taken up temporary residence while we continue our search for a new call(s).

Our new mailing address is:

P. O. Box 535
Milbridge, ME 04658

Nicole's Grandparents' House

Nicole's Grandparents' House

Milbridge is a town of 1100 residents located in Washington County, the easternmost county in the U. S. Its economy is largely based on natural resources–as it has been for centuries: lobster fishing, blueberry production, organic farming, lumber, diving for sea urchins, dragging for scallops, sea cucumber processing, digging clams and worms, boat building, and all sorts of other fishing.

Milbridge from the air

Milbridge from the air

Not much has changed over the years. I found an atlas of Washington County from 1881. At that time Milbridge had a population of over 1700! The following is a description of Milbridge from that time:

. . . noted as a residence of a large number of ship owners and masters; largely engaged in ship building; two lobster factories, and the largest sardine establishment in the country, Julius Wolff, proprietor. Joseph W. and Wm. R. Sawyer are ship-owners and men of wealth; one good hotel, the Atlantic House . . .

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