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Way Down East Travel Guide

Jonesport and Beals Island

The birding is superb around Jonesport and Beals Island, a pair of fishing communities joined by a bridge over Moosabec Reach. A handful of stately homes ring Jonesport's Sawyer Square, where Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church's exquisite stained-glass windows are illuminated at night. But the towns are less geared to travelers than those on the Schoodic Peninsula. Lobster traps are

still piled in the yards, and lobster-boat races near Moosabec Reach are the highlight of the community's annual Independence Day celebration. Right next to Beals Island, Great Wass Island, connected to it by a bridge, is home to a namesake preserve with rugged trails to the coast.

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