Remembering World War II

On our way from Sebasco Harbor to Cape Elizabeth, we stopped at Jewell Island, which was a fort during World War II for coastal protection and detecting U-boots. Much of the bunkers and observation towers remain intact and open for the exploring. Anna particularly liked climbing to the top of the towers. Hannes has learned a lot about World War II, and we have visited other forts at Cape Henlopen, Delaware, and Bolivar Point, Texas. The bunkers have always been locked and barred. Not so on Jewell Island. We walked through a bunker near a gun mount and were able to satisfy our curiosity on what the passageways and tunnels in the bunkers were like.

Tonight we hope to anchor inside the Cape Elizabeth breakwater, our last anchorage in Maine. Tomorrow we’re headed for Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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