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For Cruising Off the Beaten Track, Head Way Down East. When You Hit Canada, Turn Left into Passamaquoddy Bay

If you want to get away from the crowds and experience some cruising in deep-blue waters, where rocky green coastlines are dotted with small coves, islands and potential anchorages, head all the way up to the top of Maine to the U.S.-Canada border and turn into Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick. And as you pass Eastport, Maine, the last town in the U.S., take a look a mile across the strait to Campobello Island, the summer home of FDR and the site of the East Quoddy Lighthouse with its absolutely iconic red Cross of St. George. I took this trip a…

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For a Touch of Adventure, Head to the Real Downeast: The Bay of Fundy, with Ferocious Tides and Lots of Fog but Not that Many People

If you want to tweak your sense of adventure, think about cruising Downeast next summer, the real Downeast, the part that starts at Northeast Harbor, Maine, which is about as far as most people ever go. But if you leave Northeast Harbor in your rearview mirror, you’ll primarily be traveling on your own through cruising grounds that have changed little since John Smith first sailed there in 1614, passing spruce-covered little islands, rocky shoreline fronting dark green forests, and countless little coves and inlets. You won’t have to look hard to see ospreys, bald eagles, puffins and, if you’re lucky,…