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Machias
East Machias
Machiasport
Bucks Harbor
Cutler


Machias

(Muh-tchai'-uhs)

Machias (a corruption of the Native American name, "Mechises"), means "a bad run of water," or "bad little falls," an appropriate name for the river which runs through the town. Bad Little Falls Park, between US Highway 1 and Maine Route 92, offers a splendid view of the reason for the name. (Parking is available on Route 92, but not on US 1.)

Bad Little Falls


The mouth of the Machias River was of importance to Aboriginal Americans, who apparently gathered here in great numbers in the autumn.

During European settlement, the Machias area was an strategic location for lumber and trade -- a fact attested to by a map drawn of the area in 1527 by the master of an English schooner.

The first naval battle of the American Revolution was fought here. A monument to that battle is Burnham Tavern, where a wounded British officer was taken for medical treatment, although he later died from his wound. Two commissioned American privateers, Foster and Jeremiah O'Brien, angered the British so much that they burned several buildings in the area, but were driven off by Americans and Passamaquoddy forces.

Machias is home to the University of Maine at Machias, and is in the middle of blueberry country! Experience our Annual Blueberry Festival each August.

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East Machias

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Machiasport

Fort OBrien

Fort O'Brien redoubt and powder magazine
overlooking the Machias River

Site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution against Great Britain.


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Bucks Harbor


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Cutler

Cutler has one of the best harbors on the Atlantic coast, being deep, with an island lighthouse at the mouth, and surrounded by high ground. It is also one of the most scenic harbors. A drive to the opposite side of the harbor provides a wonderful view of the fishing boats, harbor, and village, and also provides access to Western Head hiking trail, as well as the Bold Coast hiking trail.

Other assets include the Cutler Coast trails.

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Machias
East Machias
Machiasport
Bucksport
&
Cutler
Local Business Directory



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Arts



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Bicycle Rentals



Sunrise Canoe & Kayak

Tours & Rentals since 1996

Guided kayak tours exploring the native American petroglyphs of Machias Bay. Seal and bald eagle sightings are common. 1/2 day tours are scheduled daily June - Sept and conducted in comfortable, stable, two-person kayaks. Prior experience is not required. Families welcome.

Canoe, kayak, and Bike rentals by day or week. Delivery service available.

Reservations are recommended.

RR 1 Box 344A
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207- 255-3375
Toll Free from
U.S. & Canada: 1-877-980-2300



Boat Rentals -- Canoes



Sunrise Canoe & Kayak

Tours & Rentals since 1996

Guided kayak tours exploring the native American petroglyphs of Machias Bay. Seal and bald eagle sightings are common. 1/2 day tours are scheduled daily June - Sept and conducted in comfortable, stable, two-person kayaks. Prior experience is not required. Families welcome.

Canoe, kayak, and Bike rentals by day or week. Delivery service available.

Reservations are recommended.

RR 1 Box 344A
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207- 255-3375
Toll Free from
U.S. & Canada: 1-877-980-2300



Boat Rentals -- Kayaks



Sunrise Canoe & Kayak

Tours & Rentals since 1996

Guided kayak tours exploring the native American petroglyphs of Machias Bay. Seal and bald eagle sightings are common. 1/2 day tours are scheduled daily June - Sept and conducted in comfortable, stable, two-person kayaks. Prior experience is not required. Families welcome.

Canoe, kayak, and Bike rentals by day or week. Delivery service available.

Reservations are recommended.

RR 1 Box 344A
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207- 255-3375
Toll Free from
U.S. & Canada: 1-877-980-2300



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Canoeing



Sunrise Canoe & Kayak

Tours & Rentals since 1996

Guided kayak tours exploring the native American petroglyphs of Machias Bay. Seal and bald eagle sightings are common. 1/2 day tours are scheduled daily June - Sept and conducted in comfortable, stable, two-person kayaks. Prior experience is not required. Families welcome.

Canoe, kayak, and Bike rentals by day or week. Delivery service available.

Reservations are recommended.

RR 1 Box 344A
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207- 255-3375
Toll Free from
U.S. & Canada: 1-877-980-2300



Cards



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


Crafts, Arts, & Souvenirs



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Food--Restaurants & Cafés



The Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Fresh Seafood, Steaks & Pasta, Cocktails

Live Lobster (seasonal) & Steamed Clams

Banquet Facilities

Open Daily 6:00am-8:30pm ET

3 East Main St., US Rt-1
Machias, ME  04654
USA
-Or-
3 E. Main St.
Machias, ME  04654
US
207-255-3351 for Banquet Reservations & Call-In Orders

Food--Restaurants--Seafood



The Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Fresh Seafood, Steaks & Pasta, Cocktails

Live Lobster (seasonal) & Steamed Clams

Banquet Facilities

Open Daily 6:00am-8:30pm ET

3 East Main St., US Rt-1
Machias, ME  04654
USA
-Or-
3 E. Main St.
Machias, ME  04654
US
207-255-3351 for Banquet Reservations & Call-In Orders


Helen's Restaurant

Water view, overlooking Machias River!

A family restaurant serving steak & seafood, and good home cooking. Famous world wide for our delicious homemade pies!

Fast, friendly service.

Motel on premesis.

Also dine at our Ellsworth location on US-1 North.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year; 6am - 8 pm.
Route 1
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207-255-8423

Food--Restaurants--Wine & Spirits



The Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Fresh Seafood, Steaks & Pasta, Cocktails

Live Lobster (seasonal) & Steamed Clams

Banquet Facilities

Open Daily 6:00am-8:30pm ET

3 East Main St., US Rt-1
Machias, ME  04654
USA
-Or-
3 E. Main St.
Machias, ME  04654
US
207-255-3351 for Banquet Reservations & Call-In Orders

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Gifts--Hand Crafted



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


Gifts--Maine-made



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Jewelry



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Kayak Tours



Sunrise Canoe & Kayak

Tours & Rentals since 1996

Guided kayak tours exploring the native American petroglyphs of Machias Bay. Seal and bald eagle sightings are common. 1/2 day tours are scheduled daily June - Sept and conducted in comfortable, stable, two-person kayaks. Prior experience is not required. Families welcome.

Canoe, kayak, and Bike rentals by day or week. Delivery service available.

Reservations are recommended.

RR 1 Box 344A
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207- 255-3375
Toll Free from
U.S. & Canada: 1-877-980-2300



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Lodgings--B&Bs



Captain Cates B&B

Stay in our comfortable 1850s sea captain's house overlooking the water!

Each of our six bedrooms is unique! All have shared baths, and all but one have water views.

We have two dining rooms (summer and winter), a front parlor overlooking the water, and a cozy fireplace to sit around in the sitting room.

We're very near the location where the first naval battle of the American Revolution was fought between the British ship Margaretta and the victorious American sloop Unity. And we're just a few hundred feet from is the Gates House Museum.

Puffin and seal watching cruises, and whale watching tours leave from Cutler, just a short drive from here.

Bald eagles and hawks frequent the area.

And, we're just an hour from Ellsworth, the Canadian border, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park.

Come. Stay for a while. Explore a little. Make new friends. And, take home some great memories!

    Season: Open all year.
Route 92 at Phinney Ln.
Machiasport, ME  04655
USA
207-255-8812
Fax: 207-255-6705


Lodgings--Cabins, Camps, or Cottages



Quoddy Head Station

Weekly Vacation Rentals.

Quoddy Head Station, a 1918 U.S. Coast Guard Lifesaving Station, offers 3 restored buildings. Rent the 4 - 5 BR Station House or choose from 5 other unique units. 5 Acres, 270-degree views overlooking Lubec, Eastport, Campobello Island, and lighthouses.

West Quoddy Head Road
Lubec, ME  04652
USA
207-733-4452 / (860) 535-1207


Lodgings--Housekeeping Units



Quoddy Head Station

Weekly Vacation Rentals.

Quoddy Head Station, a 1918 U.S. Coast Guard Lifesaving Station, offers 3 restored buildings. Rent the 4 - 5 BR Station House or choose from 5 other unique units. 5 Acres, 270-degree views overlooking Lubec, Eastport, Campobello Island, and lighthouses.

West Quoddy Head Road
Lubec, ME  04652
USA
207-733-4452 / (860) 535-1207


Lodgings--Motels



The Bluebird Motel

1 Mile south of town center on US Route 1. Forty clean and comfortable ground floor rooms in restful suburban setting. All rooms feature air conditioning, direct dial phones, and cable tv. Open all year. Off-season rates October 15 through June 15.
MasterCard, Visa, and AmEx accepted.

US Route 1, Box 45
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207-255-3332


Machias Motor Inn

33 rooms overlooking the river.

Efficencies available.

Banquet Facility available.

Bob and Joan Carter, your hosts.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
26 East Main St., US-1
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207-255-4861
Fax: 207-255-4863


Margaretta Motel

We're named for the British Battleship "Margaretta" which fought on the Machias River in the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War.

  • 14 Comfortable, Clean & Quiet Rooms
  • Adjoining Rooms Available
  • Beautiful, Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Color Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct-dial Touch-tone Phones
  • Individually-controlled Hot Water Heat
  • In-room Coffee
  • Seafood Restaurant Next Door
  • Store & Gas Station right across Route 1
  • Centrally Located to Calais, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Come Spend Some Time With Us!

Box 353 US-1 East
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207-255-6500

Lodgings--Motels with Pool



Margaretta Motel

We're named for the British Battleship "Margaretta" which fought on the Machias River in the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War.

  • 14 Comfortable, Clean & Quiet Rooms
  • Adjoining Rooms Available
  • Beautiful, Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Color Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct-dial Touch-tone Phones
  • Individually-controlled Hot Water Heat
  • In-room Coffee
  • Seafood Restaurant Next Door
  • Store & Gas Station right across Route 1
  • Centrally Located to Calais, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Come Spend Some Time With Us!

Box 353 US-1 East
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207-255-6500

Lodgings--Vacation Rentals



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123



Quoddy Head Station

Weekly Vacation Rentals.

Quoddy Head Station, a 1918 U.S. Coast Guard Lifesaving Station, offers 3 restored buildings. Rent the 4 - 5 BR Station House or choose from 5 other unique units. 5 Acres, 270-degree views overlooking Lubec, Eastport, Campobello Island, and lighthouses.

West Quoddy Head Road
Lubec, ME  04652
USA
207-733-4452 / (860) 535-1207


Lodgings--Waterfront Rentals--Seaside



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123


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Newspapers



Machias Valley News Observer

A weekly newspaper serving citizens and businesses in coastal Washington County for one hundred and forty four years. Coverage includes local events, town news, sports events, social happenings and legal notices.

P.O. Box 357
Machias, ME  04654
USA
207-255-6561
Toll Free from
U.S. & Canada: 800-464-6561

Fax: 207-255-4058


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Specialty Shops



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123

 

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Wreaths



The Commons Eastport

Naturally Wonderful Goods and Events!

The Shop-at-the-Commons features 40 selected artisans with work representing "the earth" theme and are displayed in our beautifully renovated waterfront store.

One of Eastport's 29 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commons also has classroom/meeting space and professional office space for rent.

Two glorious two-bedroom summer weekly rental apartments overlook the harbor, Campobello Island, and the pristine nature of downeast Maine.


Handicapped Accessible    Season: All year.
51 Water St., PO Box 255
Moose
Eastport, ME  04631
USA
207-853-4123

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