Port Clyde is a small fishing village on the tip of a peninsula in mid-coast Maine. It is best known as the place to get the boat to Monhegan Island. Although the Hardy Boat out of New Harbor is the quickest route to Monhegan, we have always favored Port Clyde.
We have been coming here for decades. Here are a few of our pictures from the late 70s.
Monhegan (below) is of course a famous island, rugged and windswept. It is home to the artist Jamie Wyeth, (son of Andrew, grandson of N.C.) and is a popular destination for many artists. It sits about 12 miles (nautical) offshore in Muscongas Bay and roughly three quarters of it is protected by a conservation easement. (My husband's ancestors the Trefethens were the original purchasers of Monhegan, along with the Starling and Hall families, about three hundred years ago.)
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