Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ken's Maine Trip -- Day 3

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today the temperature is up into the mid-70s and it's raining hard. Both the temperature and the rain are thanks to the outer bands of Hurricane Danny, now a tropical storm off the coast of Nova Scotia northeast of us here in Augusta.

Weathervane Seafood Restaurant logoDespite the rain we drove up to Waterville, about 18 miles north of Augusta. We ate at a favorite seafood place, the Weathervane. It's a small chain of restaurants in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The one on the dock in Belfast with sail boats bobbing around is more popular, and more scenic, but with the rain the closest one is the best one. And the food is always wonderful.

Two Cent Footbridge, Waterville, MaineIf you are ever in Waterville don't miss the Ticonic Footbridge, better known by everybody in town as the Two Cent Bridge. Built in 1903 it's a toll, suspension pedestrian bridge that connected Waterville's mill workers with their jobs in the factories on the Winslow side of the Kennebec River. A hundred years ago there were many of these footbridges throughout the industrial Northeast. Waterville's Two Cent Bridge is the only one still around.
(Photo from Ed's Gallery.)

Library Tower at Colby CollegeWaterville is also home to Colby College. I graduated from there almost 50 years ago.

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