Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine: Best Day Trips and Tours

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Guide To Sea Kayaking In Maine lets kayakers of all skill levels explore forty trips along the spectacular, island-dotted coast of Maine. Two expert kayakers guide you, providing thorough descriptions of each route, including safety guidelines and interesting sights along the way. Detailed maps and information about coastal Maine's weather patterns and tides help you navigate one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines on the planet. Whether paddling among the islands off Stonington in search of seals, ...
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Overview

Guide To Sea Kayaking In Maine lets kayakers of all skill levels explore forty trips along the spectacular, island-dotted coast of Maine. Two expert kayakers guide you, providing thorough descriptions of each route, including safety guidelines and interesting sights along the way. Detailed maps and information about coastal Maine's weather patterns and tides help you navigate one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines on the planet. Whether paddling among the islands off Stonington in search of seals, exploring the rugged Downeast coast, or navigating the waters of Penobscot Bay, this book is a must for sea kayakers. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 240 pages, b&w photos, maps)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762707461
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Regional Sea Kayaking Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Johnson and Vaughan Smith (Appleton, Maine) have been exploring and kayaking Maine's waterways for the past fifteen years. They are both Registered Maine Guides and Amerian Canoe Association certified coastal kayaking instructors. They have co-produced a sea kayak safety video, and are partners in a paddlesports marketing company, Powerface, Inc., based in Maine.

Shelley is the author of the Woman's Guide to Sea Kayaking (Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, 1998) and was former sea kayak editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine.
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Table of Contents

[Introduction]: The Coast of Maine; Safety Guidelines; Trip Planning: Playing the "What If" Game; Weather; Low Impact Techniques for Kayakers; Maine Island Trail Association; About This Book
[Portland to Freeport]: (1) Jewell Island (2) Cousins Island and Great Chebeague Island (3) Exploring Portland Harbor (4) Harraseeket River and Maquoit Bay
[Brunswick to Boothbay]: (5) Eagle Island (Casco Bay) (6) Sebascodegan Island (7) New Meadows River (8) Barters Island and the Lower Sheepscot River (9) Sheepscot River from Wiscasset Downstream (10) Sheepscot River from Wiscasset Upstream
[Damariscotta to Pemaquid]: (11) Damariscotta River (12) Johns Bay (13) Colonial Fort Pemaquid
[Round Pond to Thomaston]: (14) Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve (15) Round Pond to Hockomock Point (16) Friendship (17) St. George River from Warren to Thomaston (18) St. George River from Thomaston to Port Clyde
[Tenants Harbor to Camden]: (19) Tenants Harbor and Wheeler Bay (20) Muscle Ridge Islands (21) Rockport to Camden
[Lincolnville Beach to Stockton Springs]: (22) Saturday Cove and Warren Island (23) Belfast to Moose Point (24) Fort Point (Penobscot River)
[Castine to Blue Hill]: (25) Holbrook Island (26) Eggemoggin Reach (27) Stonington and the Deer Isle Archipelago (28) Blue Hill
[Mount Desert Island and Frenchman Bay]: (29) Mount Desert Narrows (30) Bar Harbor and the Porcupines (31) The Cranberries (32) Seal Cove to Bartlett Narrows (33) Sorrento
[Downeast: Milbridge to Machias]: (34) Pleasant River (35) Crowley Island (36) The Sands (37) Great Wass Island: Eastern Shore (38) Great Wass toMistake Island (39) Roque Island Archipelago (40) Englishman River
[Appendix]: Resources

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