Little Cranberry Island

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One of the perks of our jobs here at Mount Desert Narrows is complimentary tickets to several activities offered by tour companies here on the island. We had tickets to join a cruise to Little Cranberry Island and Somes Sound on the Sea Princess out of Northeast Harbor. So we picked a day, and invited our friends Sherry and David of In The Direction of Our Dreams to join us, and happily we received an email accepting our offer :-). By the way, she has an excellent blog about this trip here, so head over there to read a detailed history and even pictures of us for a change :-).

I chose the 10:00AM morning cruise that was narrated by a park ranger, thinking the ride would be more interesting with a ranger narrating. It was ok. Our ranger, Becky, was ok, but wasn’t really able to answer too many questions outside of her scripted narrative.

Our boat, the Sea Princess. I would say there were about 20 passengers on our tour.
Pulling away from the dock in Northeast Harbor. I’m sorry I didn’t take any pictures of some of the beautiful yachts docked here, it’s apparent that many wealthy people make this town their summer base :-).
As we got under way, Ranger Becky handed out a navigation chart and a wildlife identity chart.
Heading out into the open sea! Well, not too far 😉
We w…