Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Maine Minutiae : Calais
Calais is city of about 4000 in Washington County, located in the easternmost part of Maine. I have driven through Calais on several occasions, but never have spent significant time there. I can, however, tell you that Calais (pronouned kal-us, not kal-ay, as one would expect) is a neat little place on the banks of the St. Croix River across from the Canadian Province of New Brunswick. In 2009, the city celebrated its BiCentennial, though there have been permanent residents of the area since the 1600's. Calais is also home to the lighthouse at Whitlock's Mill. The Family and I will be headed to Calais during the 4th of July festivities being held at near-by Eastport, my wife's hometown.