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Capt. Bucks tombstone

Sarah Visits Capt. Buck’s Tombstone Said To Be Haunted By A Witch He Murdered

This weekend, my family and I took a little road trip to Acadia National Park.  On our way home, we took a brief stop in Bucksport to investigate the mysterious legend behind Capt. Buck's tombstone.  In the picture, you can see what appears to be a footprint.  But how and why is it there?

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Grosmont Rail Sheds Prepare For North York Moors Autumn Steam Gala
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Looking For An Adventure? Check Out The Locomotive Graveyard West Of Millinocket

At the Northwest end of Chamberlain Lake, deep in the Allagash wilderness (West of Baxter State Park), there is a graveyard of old steam locomotives.

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Donn Fendler, Author Of Lost On A Mountain In Maine, Has Passed Away

His story has been an inspiration to many.  On July 17, 1939, Donn Fendler was separated from his family near the summit of Mt. Katahdin during a storm.  Battling the elements, not properly dressed, Fendler spent 9 days trying to find help.  When he was found, he was dehydrated, covered in bug bites and had lost almost 16 pounds.  

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T.J. Kirkpatrick, Getty Images
T.J. Kirkpatrick, Getty Images

Little Known Halloween Facts

 

Halloween is coming up fast and here are some interesting things about the day you may not know. The mask for the 1978 movie Halloween was a William Shatner Star Trek mask; it was used because the budget for the movie was tight so they got the cheapest mask they could find.

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Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, Getty Images

‘American Pickers’ Looking For Antiques In Maine

I have binge watched 'American Pickers' on the History Channel many weekends.Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the country in their van searching for valuable antiques and meeting many interesting people along the way.

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Kelli Ann Wilson, YouTube
Kelli Ann Wilson, YouTube

Maine Has The Largest Tidal Whirlpool In the Western Hemisphere

Did you know that just off the coast of Eastport, Maine is the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere? It's the 'Old Sow' whirlpool has a diameter of approximately 250 feet.

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C-Span, YouTube
C-Span, YouTube

The Dark Secrets Of Malaga Island, Maine

I am a born and raised Mainer and I have to admit that I have never heard of Malaga Island and the story behind it. The 40-acre island located at the mouth of the New Meadows River is now owned by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, but this once small fishing community has a dark secret.

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images

Baseball History: Cal Ripkin Breaks Lou Gehrig’s Streak

 

One of baseball’s greatest accomplishments ‘began’ on June 1, 1925 when Lou Gehrig took over first base for Wally Pipp and started his consecutive games streak. It was July 4th, 1939, Gehrig made his famous retirement speech.

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iStock

Take A Video Tour Of The Maine State House

The things you find on YouTube, I found an educational and interesting video that C-SPAN took in 2012 of the Maine State House.

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Courtesy of WGME 13

Watch The Beautiful Footage Escorting Civil War Soldier Back To Maine

Civil War Solider, Army Pvt. Jewett Williams' remains were escorted from Oregon to Maine by the Patriot Guard Riders.  The footage shows various stops and ceremonies along the way.  The soldier, along with the Maine chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders will make the final journey to Hodgdon, Maine on September 17th.  

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