Castine Travel Guide

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Castine is the home of Maine Maritime Academy, a four-year institution that graduates officers and engineers for the United States Merchant Marine and marine related industries. Approximately 850 students are enrolled at the Academy.

Nonetheless, Castine has pleasant tourist amenities: several historical parks (such as the ruins of the British earthworks at Fort George), an excellent deep water harbor (with tie-ups for small boats outside the current of the Penobscot and Bagaduce rivers), a non-exclusive club offering golf, tennis, and yachting facilities, good restaurants, and four churches (Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Trinitarian Congregational, and Unitarian Universalist). In addition, the town boasts a fine public library, an active historical society, and a unique museum featuring exhibits of anthropological, natural, and local artifacts. Castine\'s streets are still lined with large elms which are being replaced with disease-resistant strains as they die. The area has numerous marked historical sites and streets of lovely Cape and Federal style houses. The Castine Post Office is the oldest post office (in continuous operation) in the United States.

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