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Perry
Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation


Perry

45th Parallel
History
Assets
Osprey

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45th Parallel
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Commemorated by this 1896 pink granite marker at a state roadside park on US Route 1 North, Perry is located on the 45th Parallel -- halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. Straddle the line, and see if one side is cooler than the other!

History

Township No. 1, now Perry, was purchased by a group from Massachusetts in the late 1780s. A provision of the sale was that 20 settlers were to be each given 100 acres of land here. The area prospered from its sale of lumber to England, until the resource was depleted. (The area has since reforested.)

Incorporated in 1818, the town was named for Commodore Oliver Perry, who had defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Assets

Perry has beautiful shores, forest, and is the home of Boyden Lake, where you can take a refreshing freshwater swim or go fishing. Another wonderful spot, Gleason Point Park, off Shore Road (which intersects with US Rt-1), has a saltwater boat ramp and picnic area, and offers a beautiful view of herring weirs and Deer Island, New Brunswick. At night, the park is a breathtaking vantagepoint for viewing the night sky and such phenomena as the Aurora Borealis, meteor showers, and comets.

Osprey

Serious birders and amateurs alike will enjoy the frequently large number of ospreys which cruise the Little River estuary where it is crossed by US Route 1, just east of Maine Route 190. It isn't uncommon to see several -- sometimes seven or more -- osprey seeking a meal of tasty fish! And, if you look along the shore on the inland side of the highway, you might be lucky enough to see a mother fox with her pups!

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Sipayik
(Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation)

"Passamaquoddy"
First Nations
Sipayik
Waponahki Museum & Resource Center
Revolutionary War Monument

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"Passamaquoddy"

(Pass'-uh-muh-kwah'-dee)

Literally, "plenty-pollock-place," and "people who fish for pollock."

First Nations

The Passamaquoddy people have a proud history, and have resided in the greater area for thousands of years. They hunted inland, and fished on the islands and coast. When Champlain and Sieur de Mons -- the first Europeans to explored the area -- arrived, they were met by the Passamaquoddy.

Sipayik

Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation sits on a penninsula, known by its residents as "Sipayik" (zih-'bahy-ihg). The reservation and trust lands include most of the land from Perry at Maine Route 190, at the junction of U.S. Route 1, to the tip of the penninsula. Another Passamaquoddy reservation resides at Indian Township, just north of Princeton, Maine.

The community has its own school, health center, housing authority, youth center, fire department, ambulance service, and police department. Tribal Government offices are situated along Route 190, near the baseball diamond.

At the end of the penninsula begins a tidal dike, or dam, built for the never-completed Passamaquoddy Bay Tidal Power Project of the 1930s. The dam now serves as a causeway, supporting Route 190 on its way to, and across, some of the islands that make up the city of Eastport.

Waponahki Museum & Resource Center

The Waponahki Museum & Resource Center is the Tribe's repository of historic artifacts and culture. Here, there are displays of tribal history, as well as ongoing work on the Passamaquoddy language dictionary.

Revolutionary War Monument

The Passamaquoddy fought with the colonists against the British during the American Revolution, (and also fought with the U.S. in subsequent wars) and in commemoration of these brave warriors, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) placed a monument in the community at Pleasant Point.

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Antiques



45th Parallel

The 45th Parallel; a bit of Maine, a lot of the World. An eclectic mix of Funky Decorative Accessories, Nautical ware, Fun Souvenirs, Sterling Jewelry, Exotic Antiques, and Cool Home Accents for your cabin, castle, or seaside villa. Goods gathered from around the globe. The 45th Parallel: Where you'll find everything you want & more than a few surprises!!!

A shopper's oasis that is quickly becoming known as the place to find just about anything you've ever dreamed of, plus a lot more you may not have known existed! Yankee Magazine editor's pick for hot shopping spot!!

Halfway between the Equator & the North Pole

Coastal Rt. One
19 miles south of Calais
& the International Border
Perry, ME  04667
USA
-Or-
US-1
Perry, ME  04667
US
207-853-9500
Fax: 207-853-9500


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Convenience & Variety Stores



The Strawberry Patch

Groceries--Soda, Beer, Wine, & Cigarettes

Annual Plants, Vegetables, Flowers, Pumpkins, and Strawberries.

Seasonal Items, Christmas Trees & Wreaths. Gulf Gas.

US Rt 1
Perry, ME  04667
USA
207-853-4004

Crafts--Baskets


Crafts--Maine-made


Crafts--Native American


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Footwear--Moccasins & Boots



Quoddy Trail Moccasin Company
Route 1
Perry, ME  04667
USA
207-853-2488
Fax: 207-853-2488


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Gas Stations--Self-Service



The Strawberry Patch

Groceries--Soda, Beer, Wine, & Cigarettes

Annual Plants, Vegetables, Flowers, Pumpkins, and Strawberries.

Seasonal Items, Christmas Trees & Wreaths. Gulf Gas.

US Rt 1
Perry, ME  04667
USA
207-853-4004

Gifts



45th Parallel

The 45th Parallel; a bit of Maine, a lot of the World. An eclectic mix of Funky Decorative Accessories, Nautical ware, Fun Souvenirs, Sterling Jewelry, Exotic Antiques, and Cool Home Accents for your cabin, castle, or seaside villa. Goods gathered from around the globe. The 45th Parallel: Where you'll find everything you want & more than a few surprises!!!

A shopper's oasis that is quickly becoming known as the place to find just about anything you've ever dreamed of, plus a lot more you may not have known existed! Yankee Magazine editor's pick for hot shopping spot!!

Halfway between the Equator & the North Pole

Coastal Rt. One
19 miles south of Calais
& the International Border
Perry, ME  04667
USA
-Or-
US-1
Perry, ME  04667
US
207-853-9500
Fax: 207-853-9500


Gifts & Souvenirs



45th Parallel

The 45th Parallel; a bit of Maine, a lot of the World. An eclectic mix of Funky Decorative Accessories, Nautical ware, Fun Souvenirs, Sterling Jewelry, Exotic Antiques, and Cool Home Accents for your cabin, castle, or seaside villa. Goods gathered from around the globe. The 45th Parallel: Where you'll find everything you want & more than a few surprises!!!

A shopper's oasis that is quickly becoming known as the place to find just about anything you've ever dreamed of, plus a lot more you may not have known existed! Yankee Magazine editor's pick for hot shopping spot!!

Halfway between the Equator & the North Pole

Coastal Rt. One
19 miles south of Calais
& the International Border
Perry, ME  04667
USA
-Or-
US-1
Perry, ME  04667
US
207-853-9500
Fax: 207-853-9500


Greenhouses--Annuals



The Strawberry Patch

Groceries--Soda, Beer, Wine, & Cigarettes

Annual Plants, Vegetables, Flowers, Pumpkins, and Strawberries.

Seasonal Items, Christmas Trees & Wreaths. Gulf Gas.

US Rt 1
Perry, ME  04667
USA
207-853-4004

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Jewelry



45th Parallel

The 45th Parallel; a bit of Maine, a lot of the World. An eclectic mix of Funky Decorative Accessories, Nautical ware, Fun Souvenirs, Sterling Jewelry, Exotic Antiques, and Cool Home Accents for your cabin, castle, or seaside villa. Goods gathered from around the globe. The 45th Parallel: Where you'll find everything you want & more than a few surprises!!!

A shopper's oasis that is quickly becoming known as the place to find just about anything you've ever dreamed of, plus a lot more you may not have known existed! Yankee Magazine editor's pick for hot shopping spot!!

Halfway between the Equator & the North Pole

Coastal Rt. One
19 miles south of Calais
& the International Border
Perry, ME  04667
USA
-Or-
US-1
Perry, ME  04667
US
207-853-9500
Fax: 207-853-9500


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Lodgings--Cabins, Camps, or Cottages



Southmeadow Cottages

Comfortable Housekeeping Cottages on Boyden Lake in Perry, Maine. Friendly, informal, wilderness quality of two miles of privately owned shorefront. Excellent fishing & swimming. Boats to rent. Winter Phone: 207-853-2322.

    Season: June to September.
Southmeadow Rd, P.O. Box 458
Perry, ME  04667
USA
-Or-
2A Pleasant St
Eastport, ME  04631
US
207-726-4259; Winter: (207)853-2318

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Real Estate



Sunrise Realty

Commercial, Residential, Ocean Front, Lakefront, Farms, Islands, Camps, Wood Lots. Machias Main Office 255-3039.

Diane Fox, P.O. Box 36
Perry, ME  04667
USA
-Or-
PO Box 628
Machias, ME  04654
US
207-726-5059

 

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Wreaths



The Strawberry Patch

Groceries--Soda, Beer, Wine, & Cigarettes

Annual Plants, Vegetables, Flowers, Pumpkins, and Strawberries.

Seasonal Items, Christmas Trees & Wreaths. Gulf Gas.

US Rt 1
Perry, ME  04667
USA
207-853-4004

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