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The Squire Tarbox Inn: High Design On The Maine Coast

The Squire guestroom at The Squire Tarbox Inn. Photo The Squire Tarbox Inn.

By Everett Potter

Every summer brings a parade of traffic along Route 1 in Maine as travelers press onwards to the goal of so many coastal vacations, Acadia National Park. The park is spectacular, but the Bar Harbor area can also become very crowded in the summer’s heat.

Sitting room, The Squire Tarbox Inn. Photo Gayle Conran.

Few visitors turn off that busy road and drive down one of the narrow peninsulas between Brunswick and Camden, the area known as Midcoast Maine. The hallmarks of these less-discovered parts of the coast include saltwater farms, lobsterman’s cottages and the shingled summer residences of the well-to-do.

Doorway, The Sqquire Tarbox Inn. Photo Gayle Conran.

There is magic to be found driving these narrow, twisting byroads that offer glimpses of Maine’s famous rock-bound coast and rocky islets battered by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. They’re a world away from the traffic humming steadily along Route 1 … continue reading

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  1. Bob Titley
    August 24, 2022 at 6:44 pm — Reply

    Dear Everett

    Have you ever met the two lovely ladies who run the bookshop ‘Mainely Murders’ in Kennebunk? I think they woud make a great little story for you! They are a hoot and their bookstore is wonderful.
    My wife’s brother has a house on the Wells/Kennebunk border. When we visit we always visit them and their lovely bookshop.
    Hope you and the family are well!

    Bob Titley
    [email protected]

    • August 25, 2022 at 9:12 am — Reply

      Hi Bob, Good to hear from you. I have not been there but will add it to my list. Hope you are well! Everett

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