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Rockland, ME

We visited the Rockland breakwater today. Rather than economically dumping granite to form a breakwater of random boulders, in 1881 construction began and each dressed granite block was individually positioned forming a 4,300 foot long flat topped breakwater.  732,277 tons of granite later, it was completed on November 24, 1899 at a cost of $750,000.  (44.11014, -69.07997)

The lighthouse is the white speck at the end

Ready to go, me, Denie, Patricia, Adele, Paul, and Arleen.

Old rusty stuff

The short groves in the foreground are one half of the hole drilled to split the granite. Wedges were placed in these holes and hammered in sequence to split the granite.

Down Town Rockland

Cute little food stand.

But we decided on Cafe Miranda for lunch.  (44.10281, -69.10986)

I had the Fairgrounds Sausage. It was terrific.  If you are within a 100 miles, do you taste buds a favor and stop in.

There are no concrete curbs in New England. They are all granite. Today I saw how they are installed.

This museum was a great find, a real gem. (44.06638, -69.10115)  All of the vehicles are in operational condition. 

This is a 1904 steam powered pumping engine married to a 1918 American LaFrance tractor.

1946 Whizzer Motorbike

A personal favorite, the MG TC

This is a replica of Karl Benz's first successful vehicle powered by an internal combustion gasoline engine.

Dunton Reading Gypsy wagon

1914 Rolls-Royce Limousine


 These are just a few of the many beautifully restored vehicles at the museum

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