Great Wass Eastern Shore

Jonesport, Maine

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More than fifty islands make up the Great Wass Archipelago that sits off the Jonesport Peninsula. Many of these islands host the southern extreme of some species’ ranges, providing invaluable nesting sites for seabirds and bald eagles, along with just the right mix of weather to nurture rare flora. The feeling of wildness here is palpable. The waters of the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine meet here to create a salty, damp environment of island peat bogs, stunted jack pines, and carnivorous plants. These islands are not meant for casual exploration. Instead, you sit quietly and absorb them.
Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine

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Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine

by Shelley Johnson & Vaughan Smith (The Globe Pequot Press)

More than fifty islands make up the Great Wass Archipelago that sits off the Jonesport Peninsula. Many of these islands host the southern extreme of some species’ ranges, providing invaluable nesting sites for seabirds and bald eagles, along with just the right mix of weather to nurture rare flora.

The feeling of wildness here is palpable. The waters of the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine meet here to create a salty, damp environment of island peat bogs, stunted jack pines, and carnivorous plants. These islands are not meant for casual exploration. Instead, you sit quietly and absorb them.

©  Shelley Johnson & Vaughan Smith/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Jonesport
Distance: 8
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best in summer months
Local Maps: Chart 13326 Machias Bay to Tibbett Narrows
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Wass Eastern Shore

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