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New England coastal towns
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:46:29 PM »

 I am about to embark on a trip that will include the New England coastline,( or, at least an amount of it). My wife really wants to see a picturesque harbor village. You know, the kind you find in the movies, with the vari-colored houses ( shops) all along the seafront. Especially nice, would be one that has an old sailing ship docked close by. The problem I am having, is that I can't seem to find what she is looking for, on line. I have found a lot of really nice looking towns, but not movie set towns.
   Does anyone out there have any suggestions? All will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 03:30:24 PM »

The first town that comes to mind for me is Rockland Maine.  My grandparents took me when I was a kid (they lived in Vinalhaven back in the 1970s).  Not sure if it's what you're looking for though.  Another town to consider is Camden Maine.
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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 04:39:56 PM »

You mean like Amity Island?  Just watch out for the sharks in the water.
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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 07:37:56 PM »

The first town that comes to mind for me is Rockland Maine.  My grandparents took me when I was a kid (they lived in Vinalhaven back in the 1970s).  Not sure if it's what you're looking for though.  Another town to consider is Camden Maine.

Camden is a good choice. I'll also mention Boothbay Harbor.

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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 07:59:43 PM »

It is slightly upriver from Long Island Sound, but Mystic CT has the Seaport Museum and a shopping area around the bascule bridge. Nearby Noank is also nice, as is Stonington Borough.
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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 08:47:37 PM »

My suggestions:
RI: Westerly, Narragansett, Newport
MA: Provincetown, Chatham, Plymouth, Scituate, Hull, Salem, Gloucester, Newberryport
NH: Portsmouth
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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 06:58:07 AM »

Bailey Island, ME, is a must see.
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Re: New England coastal towns
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 06:47:52 AM »

My wife and I were just in Portsmouth. It was neat but I don't think it is a town that fits carpenter nails description. There was a ship in the harbor but it was a freighter laden with windmill parts; giant steel tubes, to be precise. The buildings near the waterfront are mainly brick and probably from the Industrial Revolution era.
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