Eastport, city, Washington County, southeastern Maine, on Moose Island in Passamaquoddy Bay, near Campobello Island, New Brunswick, settled 1780, incorporated as a town 1798, as a city 1893. It is a port and the easternmost city in the United States (hence its name). The economy is based on textile manufacturing, tourism, and fishing and fish processing.
a working port
The bay has one of the greatest tidal ranges in the country; a nearby power project to harness the tides was left uncompleted by the federal government in the 1930s.
original working model for the Quoddy Dam project
Population 1,982 (1980); 1,965 (1990); 1,823 (1998 estimate).
Text from Microsoft Encarta
fisherman stature created for a TV show
moose on main street
main street puffins
(now a police station)
older house in town
(note connecting back buildings - a regional style)
home available for rehabilitation
another in need of help
can cross the border to hear of Evangeline
or take a sailing cruise in the bay
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