What Is So Special About This Drawbridge In Maine

Perkin's Cove drawbridge

July 9, 2019

Photo Credit: Diane Lyn

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This historic drawbridge is found in the quaint New England village in Maine, called Perkin's Cove. Founded back in the late 1800's, by Daniel Perkins. It started out as a fisherman's village and morphed in to an arts community. Today, Perkin's Cove is the place for shopping and dining.

My hubby and I caught a few boats there for excursions out to sea for a little sightseeing. Perkins Cove has been "Presidentidal" at times for the Bush Family as they ventured south from their Kennebukeport estate, to get a bite to eat at the famous Barnicle Billy's restaurant.

Now what about the drawbridge? Here is the deal: when a sailboat needs to have it raised, whoever's on the bridge gets to push the button! That's right, ordinary people in this Maine town lower and raise the Perkin's Cove drawbridge!