Events in Midcoast Maine

Puffin viewing in Maine’s Muscongus Bay


 We joined a National Audubon Society boat trip out of New Harbor, on the Pemaquid peninsula, to see the puffin colony on Eastern Egg Rock. The colony was reestablished by the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin ( in 1972. There are now several hundred breeding pairs of puffins on the island each summer, where previously there were none. It was a magical summer evening–warm, clear, with just a little sea breeze.  Along the way, we saw a minke whale, harbor porpoises, harbor seals, and lots of sea birds. Here are some images we made of the trip (while we went on an Audubon Society charter, the trip is run daily in the summer by Hardy Boat Cruises: 

Leaving from New Harbor


First puffin sighting


Made it!


Relaxing after dinner


Franklin Island Light, one of the oldest in Maine

3 thoughts on “Puffin viewing in Maine’s Muscongus Bay

  1. My wife and I took theHardy Boat cruise to Egg Rock over the 4th of July holiday weekend. We had a great time.

    Very nice images!

  2. Thanks for the kind words. It was a memorable trip.


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  3. Kerry on said:

    Your pictures are exquisite. What a treat to see all that wildlife up close

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