In June of 2007 shortly after taking possession of Grasshopper my wife, Monique Cole and I set sail in Merchant's Row. This archipelago of approximately 40 small islands lies between Deer Isle and Isle au Haut in Penobscot Bay. Many of the islands are private, but several are open to the public. Some which have been set aside and are maintained by the Main Island Trail Association are open to low impact camping for MITA members. We camped two nights on Russ Island and spent three days exploring the islands under sail and oar. Merchant's Row is a magical group of islands. Unfortunately we only had three days left before we had to head back to Colorado. I could spend years wandering the islands in a small boat with camera in hand.
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