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Kayaking the Maine Coast A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Kittery to Cobscook

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ISBN-10: 0881507059

ISBN-13: 9780881507058

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Dorcas S. Miller

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The most comprehensive resource for sea kayak trips along the entire Maine coast. Dorcas Miller explored every inch of Maine's rocky coast to produce what has become the indispensable resource for anyone who launches a kayak in Maine's coastal waters. In this completely updated edition, she has once again scoured the shore from south to north for the latest information on launch sites, mainland and island accessibility, historic sites, and natural areas. Paddlers at all levels will appreciate the detailed information for planning day trips and multi-day expeditions. Here you'll find maps, diagrams, and photographs; trip suggestions; information on tides, currents, safety considerations…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Read This First
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Onshore Threats: Poison Ivy, Insects, and Lightning
Low-Impact Paddling
Tides and Weather
Defensive Paddling and Planning a Trip
From Kittery to Cobscook
The Southern Coast
Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor (Map 1)
York to Wells Harbor (Map 2)
Kennebunk to Goose Rocks Beach (Map 3)
The Saco River (Map 4)
Scarborough Marsh and Vicinity (Map 5)
Casco Bay
Western Casco Bay: Portland to South Freeport (Map 6)
Middle Casco Bay: South Freeport to Harpswell Neck (Map 7)
Eastern Casco Bay: Harpswell Sound to Cape Small (Map 8)
Western Rivers
The Kennebec River: Bath to Cape Small (Map 9)
The Kennebec River: Merrymeeting Bay (Map 10)
The Kennebec River: Augusta to Swan Island (Map 11)
Wiscasset and the Back and Upper Sheepscot Rivers (Map 12)
The Lower Sheepscot River and Boothbay Harbor (Map 13)
The Damariscotta River (Map 14)
Western Muscongus Bay: New Harbor to Friendship (Map 15)
Eastern Muscongus Bay: Friendship to Port Clyde (Map 16)
Tenants Harbor to Owls Head (Map 17)
Penobscot Bay
Western Penobscot Bay: Rockland to Camden (Map 18)
Northern Penobscot Bay: Lincolnville to Belfast Bay (Map 19)
The Lower Penobscot River: Searsport to Bucksport (Map 20)
The Penobscot River: Bangor to Winterport (Map 21)
Northern Penobscot Bay: Castine and the Bagaduce River (Map 22)
Eastern Penobscot Bay: Little Deer Isle (Map 23)
Stonington and Mount Desert Island
Stonington and the Deer Isle Archipelago (Map 24)
Eggemoggin Reach and Blue Hill Bay (Map 25)
Upper Blue Hill Bay and the Union River (Map 26)
Northern Mount Desert Island and Frenchman Bay (Map 27)
Southern Mount Desert Island (Map 28)
Downeast
Winter Harbor to Petit Manan (Map 29)
The Narraguagus and Pleasant Rivers and Their Bays (Map 30)
The Great Wass Archipelago (Map 31)
Chandler and Englishman Bays (Map 32)
Machias Bay (Map 33)
Cobscook Bay (Map 34)
Maine Coast Natural History
Glacial Geology
Birds and Marine Mammals of the Open Coast
The Rocky Shore
Estuaries
Salt Marshes and Mudflats
Sand Beaches
Appendixes
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Air and Sea Temperatures
Wind Speed
Stewardship Organizations and Government Agencies
Saltwater Campgrounds
Sea Kayaking Guide Services, Trips Programs, and Rental Businesses
What to Do with Number Two
Suggested Equipment for a Day Trip
Bibliography
Index