16 October 2018:
New York, NY, US:
Riverboating

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

In the predawn darkness we made our approach along the south coast of Long Island and then Brooklyn before turning into the outer reaches of New York Harbor.

(Technically, we entered into the North River. That is the old name applied by the Dutch, to distinguish it from the South River which we now know as the Delaware River. It becomes the Hudson River at the Verrazzano Bridge. Same river, two names.)

We have come to the end of this cruise, and I wish departing guests safe travels. This afternoon we will head back down the Hudson River to the North River and then hang a left in the Atlantic Ocean and work our way back up to Montreal one more time.

Here is our plan:

On this trip we will skip Boston in favor of a call at historic Portland, Maine.

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15 October 2018:
Newport, Rhode Island, US:
Cottage Industry

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We are once again in the beautiful town of Newport on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.

We have not been enjoying the best weather for much of the last few weeks with the exception of a superb day yesterday in Boston.

Today, Newport was cold and windswept but still beautiful. The mansions, which were called with a wink and a nudge “cottages” are preparing to close for the winter but the major cottages are still open.

We went for a walk in the rain to The Elms, and here are some of the pictures I took. Inside.

THE ELMS

A NEWPORT ALBUM

On a previous, sunny day:

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14 October 2018:
Boston, Massachusetts, US:
The Hub of the Universe, in Autumn Colors

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

It was a glorious day here in the Hub of the Universe today with bright sun but just enough nip in the air to remind us that summer is gone and winter lures around the corner.

There’s a fine song by Cheryl Wheeler called “Fall Comes to New England” that includes the lovely line, “And trees are Irish Setter Red.”

The colors are pretty chose to peak now.

We went to Boston Market (the real one, not the faux chicken franchise) near the North End for a cuppa chowder. We also some silks of the colors of autumn vegetables: Brussel sprouts, peppers, and apples.

The Red Sox are playing in the baseball League Championship tonight, with Boston’s typical combination of celebration and dread. Go Sox!

Geeks and progressives are gathered in town for HubFest, a celebration of all things new and unusual. And Silver Spirit is docked at Black Falcon terminal for the day.

Fall in New England is a very special time, the trees glowing on reds, yellows, and oranges. Pumpkins and gourds stretch from here to Salem.

Winter? We’ll deal with that later.

The old city of Boston is going through boom times, with massive development of the Seaport district near where our ship is docked including fancy high-rise condos and entertainment.

The redevelopment is simultaneously revitalizing the waterside and erasing the old history of the port. The good news, either way, is that Boston’s downtown and its neighborhoods including the Back Bay, the Fenway, and the Commons have held on to much of their charm and stature.

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13 October 2018:
Bar Harbor, Maine, US:
Approaching the Bar

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Back in Bar Harbor for another peek, a handsome small place that is about to see the end of the sometimes overwhelming tourist season.

That doesn’t include us, of course.

It was wet and cold today, but we worked up some heat on a hike in beautiful Acadia National Park.

The light rain made the fall foliage glow. And coming after an extended dry period, parts of the forest were teeming with mushrooms.

One of the prettiest: Amantia Muscaria, an orange-yellow puff the size of a golf ball. It seemed ready to eat, sprinkled with white crystals that could be salt or sugar.

We did not conduct a taste test, though.

The mushroom, also known as Fly Agaric, is poisonous. Indigenous peoples and foragers claim that handled properly, it is instead a magic mushroom: a powerful intoxicant and hallucinogenic.

I took its portrait and moved along.

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12 October 2018:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada:
The Great Harbor

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We are back in Halifax, a handsome city with a lively waterfront. Today, the harbor was deeply enveloped in fog, with bands of heavy rain heading our way. We put on our anoraks and pulled up our mukluks and set forth for a damp power walk.

Out in the country west of Halifax is a booming winemaking industry, and we went there a few weeks ago…in much better weather.

As seems appropriate as Halloween approaches, we found many of the vineyards enclosed in pest-proof shrouds:

The big city of Halifax somehow also retains a smalltown friendliness. That is a particularly Canadian trait, and Halifax is Canada Plus.

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11 October 2018:
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada:
Frozen in Time

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Once more into the fiddle.

It is a grey and somewhat foreboding day here in Sydney, hinting at the winter around the corner. But they don’t let that get in the way of a good party, around here often called a ceilidh or barn dance.

In fact, Cape Breton is in the midst of its annual Celtic Colours Festival.

SYDNEY

Sydney is the less-known port of Nova Scotia, although it played a major role in World War I and World War II as the port of dispatch for Atlantic convoys.

The coal fields and the steel mills are gone, and the port and town are much sleepier now.

Sydney in the fall can be one of the prettiest places in the Canadian Maritimes.

The restored fortress of Louisbourg is one of Canada’s best historical recreations, especially when there is a hint of cold winter in the air.

LOUISBOURG

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9 October 2018:
Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada:
Company Town

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

I went with guests today for a tour of a recreation of an old logging camp and a pass-by of huge aluminum and paper mills. It was a cold and wet day on the Saint Lawrence, but we were met by warm Canadian hospitality.

Here is some of what we saw:

BAIE-COMEAU TODAY

Havre St. Pancrace

Fall Colors in the Saint Lawrence

Baie-Comeau is on the Côte-Nord, or north bank, of the Saint Lawrence, near the mouth of the Manicouagan River.

You’ve heard the term company town, right?

Baie-Comeau was a company town that essentially grew out of a single man’s investment and homestead.

And he wasn’t even a Canadian.

Robert Rutherford McCormick rose through the family business to become owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. He was one of those publishers who felt that his newspaper was his personal megaphone.

(He was also a part owner of the Tribune’s high-power radio station which bore the call sign WGN, as in his print publication’s modest motto, “World’s Greatest Newspaper.”

A conservative Republican, he was a fierce opponent of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Also Democrats in general, liberal Republicans, easterners, the World Court, the League of Nations, and later the United Nations.

Oh, and also he intensely disliked the British Empire. He was an America First isolationist who strongly opposed entering World War II and supporting Britain.

So what was he doing in the Dominion of Canada, part of the British Empire until 1982?

Why, he was using the abundant water resources of Quebec and what seemed like an endless supply of soft wood trees to construct a paper mill and a hydroelectric power plant to operate it. McCormick owned 60 percent of the power plant, with the Alcoa aluminum company holding a minority stake.

Newspapers—more so then than now—needed huge amounts of paper upon which to print, and McCormick found a way to go around the middlemen by making his own.

McCormick established the town of Baie-Comeau in 1936. He modestly named the structure holding back the Manicouagan river the McCormick Dam.

MORE COMPANY TOWNS

The economy was also very much in the thrall of lumbering companies on the North Shore, and in more recent times huge aluminum smelting facilities. Aluminum is mostly made from bauxite ore, of which there is nearly none anywhere in Canada. Bauxite comes mostly from China, Australia, Brazil, Jamaica, and a few other places non-Canadian.

So why are there these huge smelters here? Because the production of aluminum requires massive amounts of electricity, and that is something Quebec has in abundance. Huge hydroelectric plants produce power and it makes economic sense to import ore from around the world to the Saint Lawrence Valley for smelting. (It’s a similar story in Iceland, where hydroelectric and thermoelectric power plants produce very low cost power for industry.)

TRAGEDY ON THE RIVER

Back out on the Saint Lawrence is the location of the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history.

Not the Titanic.

The luxury liner Empress of Ireland was built in Scotland and launched in 1906. About 570 feet long (about 120 feet shorter than the Silver Spirit), she could carry as many as 1,580 passengers on her route between the United Kingdom and Canada.

In the dark, in a dense bank of fog, the ship was struck amidships by the Norwegian coal freighter Storstad. 

Water poured in through open portholes, some of which were only a few feet above the water. Most of the passengers and crew in the lower decks drowned quickly.

Only four lifeboats were launched before the ship rolled onto its starboard side. As many as 700 passengers and crew scrambled onto the side of the ship.

It seemed for a moment that the vessel had run aground. But fourteen minutes after the crash, the ship sank.

1,012 people drowned, the largest maritime disaster in Canadian history. Of that number, 840 were passengers, eight more than the number who died on the Titanic.

Happening just two years after the sinking of the Titanic, the story of the Empress of Ireland was all but ignored.

The vessel is still down there, a mere 130 feet below the surface.

1,012 dead, not in the North Atlantic, but in the river…and the poor souls did not even get a dreadful James Cameron movie to memorialize them.

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8 October 2018:
Saguenay, Quebec, Canada:
Fjord and Back

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We are returned to the spectacular Saguenay Fjord.

We were last here five days ago, and this morning the colors on the river were moving toward their peak.

In keeping with a tradition dating back more than a century, Silver Spirit came to a halt and then made a slow circle in the river in front of Notre Dame du Saguenay, the statue of the Virgin Mary erected 1,000 feet up the rock face in 1880 by a local salesman giving thanks for his survival after falling through the ice with his horse and sleigh.

Since the statue was installed, tour boats, cruise ships, and many other vessels sing or play Ave Maria in tribute. Today the Italian phenomenon Andrea Bocelli and the American soprano Barbara Bonney performed for us…virtually.

You can read more about the Saguenay Fjord and see some pictures from previous visits in my blog posting of 3 October 2018.

Tonight we return to the Saint Lawrence River and head for the river city of Baie-Comeau.

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7 October 2018:
Québec City, Québec, Canada:
Hello Again

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

It seems like we were here only the day before yesterday. Well, yes, we were.

This morning we were slightly delayed in our return to Quebec because the Saint Lawrence River is running very high because of major storms.

Captain Mino Pontillo was advised by the river pilots we have on board to wait until low tide before passing beneath Le Pont de Quebec just west of Quebec City.

I took this photo as we made our way beneath the old bridge.

The Quebec Bridge was the longest cantilever bridge span in the world when it was built in 1907; it still is.

The total length of the bridge is about 1,800 feet; its central span 640 feet.

On August 29, 1907, eighty-six steelworkers were perched on the partially completed south cantilever of the bridge.

Just moments before the quitting time whistle was to have sounded, two compression chords in the south anchor arm failed and the partially completed center span collapsed.

75 died.

It was later determined that the actual weight of the bridge—its dead load—was well in excess of its carrying capacity. Some engineers had spotted problems, but the contractor had gone ahead to disaster.

On September 11, 1916, with the bridge once again near completion, a new center span was being lifted into place.

One of the four rocker arms failed and the span fell into the river, killing 11 more workmen.

The bridge was finally completed in 1917, and is still in use. And we made it beneath the center span successfully  this morning.

You can read more about Quebec frm our visit of 5 October 2018.

Inside the Hôtel du Parlement, the House of Parliament just below the Plains of Abraham in Québec City. 

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6 October 2018:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
The Big City on the River

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We have arrived at the riparian end of our river-to-ocean-to-river cruise, from New York to Montreal.

Montreal is a bustling, handsome, cosmopolitan city on the Saint Lawrence where they happen to speak French. Mostly, that is. They also speak English along with a dozen or more languages of immigrant populations plus those of a few indigenous people.

To guests leaving us here, à la prochaine fois. Until the next time we meet. Or, as an Italian vessel in Canadian waters, arrivederci.

And welcome aboard to new friends. We leave tonight heading east on the Saint Lawrence River and then back out into the North Atlantic and around the corner to the Hudson River and New York City. Here’s our plan:

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5 October 2018:
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada:
A Visit to the Trifluviens

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Trois-Rivières, which sits between Quebec City and Montreal, would seem to have name very easy to translate.

It is the city of Three Rivers, oui?

Non.

Okay, peut-être. Perhaps.

Trois-Rivières literally means three rivers.  But there are actually only two rivers there.

The city of about 137,000 people including surrounding communities, is on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, at the place where the Saint-Maurice River joins the Saint Lawrence River.

So why is not called Deux-Rivières?

In 1535, on a trip along the Saint Lawrence, the French explorer Jacques Cartier stopped to plant a cross on Saint-Quentin island.

Skip ahead to 1599 when the geographer Sieur François Gravé Du Pont sailed upriver toward Montreal. He reported that he saw what appeared to be two separate tributaries joining the Saint Lawrence at this location.

He did not realize that two large islands divide the course of the Saint-Maurice River into three parts as the water flows into the Saint Lawrence.

So, un, deux, trois.

Trois-Rivières was founded as a settlement in 1634, the second permanent habitation in New France, following Quebec City in 1608.

It was cool–some called it cold–this morning, about 4 degrees Celsius or 38 Fahrenheit. That was fine for us, as somewhat-hardy New Englanders.

The colors of fall were on full display as we visited the cathedral, the old prison, and strolled the waterfront on the Saint Lawrence River. Here is some of what we saw:

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4 October 2018:
Québec City, Quebec, Canada:
Un Coup de Foudre

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Coup de foudre, indeed. That’s a French expression that literally means a bolt of lightning.

But figuratively, it is an expression of love at first sight.

We are arrived in Québec City, one of the most handsome cities of the New World, partly because of geography, partly because of history.

This is a very European, very French city, the cultural heart of the province of Québec.

We will be making four calls in Québec City on this series of cruises and we have visited here dozens of times in the past. If you think that is a recipe for boredom, you’re quite wrong. There are still more corners to explore, food and wine to taste, cobblestones and carvings and wall murals to admire.

Québec City region is home to more than 700,000 people. That’s about one-sixth the population of metropolitan Montreal, which has four million residents, two million in the city itself.

It is Québec City, though, that is the political and cultural capital of the Canadian province of Québec.

Québec City is the most European city in North America, more French than Paris in many ways.

While Montreal is a large city that happens to mostly speak French . . . Québec City is a defiantly French place.

Defiant despite the fact that the battle that broke the hold of the mother country on New France took place here on the Plains of Abraham.

Defiant in the face of the British who tried to change not just the government but also the culture.

Defiant against the Americans who rose to power to the south and who fought—first with armies and later with movies and television and McDonald’s.

And, it must be said, defiant in many ways against the First Nations who were living here . . . for centuries or longer before Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534.

Politics and history aside, Quebec City is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

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After sunset, the Chateau Frontenac. Photos by Corey Sandler

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3 October 2018:
Saguenay, Quebec, Canada:
Into the Kingdom

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

The Rivière Saguenay – the Saguenay River – is one of the major rivers of Quebec, the largest fjord in the province.

When you stand in the heart of Quebec City or Montreal, the province of Quebec extends nearly 1,200 miles north from the Saint Lawrence to the top of the Ungava Peninsula.

I’ve been there: it looks nothing at all like Quebec City or Montreal.

The Saguenay drains Lac Saint-Jean in the Laurentian Highlands; that lake is filled by thousands of streams and rivers in the watery north of Quebec. The nation of Canada possesses about 8 percent of the world’s fresh water. Quebec alone has 3 percent of the water reserves.

Today I went with a group of guests on a glorious hike into the Okwari Reserve along the River Mars, a spectacular place anytime of the year but especially in the fall.

Here is some of what we saw:

MORE PHOTOS FROM LA BAIE, SAGUENAY

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One of the world’s longest, the Fjord du Saguenay cuts through the Canadian Shield. The huge rocky plateau occupies nearly half of all of the Canada, extending from the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Valley northward to the Arctic Ocean.

The river was an important trade route into the interior for the First Nations people of the area. During the French colonization of the Americas, the Saguenay was a major route for the fur trade.

Few roads connect with the area from the south and east, and only one road connects from the northwest. No roads go north from the area into the wilderness; the last roads north end just a short distance from the city—still within the Lac St-Jean area.

There are no human settlements due north of Saguenay all the way to the Canadian Arctic islands, except for a few isolated Cree and Inuit villages.

The Kingdom of the Saguenay

Another name for the region, one which was latched upon by the early French explorers . . . looking for riches . . . is the Royaume du Saguenay or the “Kingdom of the Saguenay.”

The grandiose name is either the result of a misunderstanding . . . or a bit of a jest or even a calculated trick put upon the French by the locals.

When the French arrived to colonize New France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries they learned from the Algonquins of a legendary kingdom to the north.

When French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived at Stadacona in 1534, he did not come with a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

The key to the Kingdom may lie with Chief Donnacona, the leader of the Iroquois village of Stadacona, at the place now occupied by Quebec City.

Cartier kidnapped two of Donnaconna’s sons and brought them back with him to France. They told Cartier of a place they called Saguenay, populated with blond men who were rich with gold and furs.

We have no reason to assume that Cartier or Donnaconna and his sons believed there really was such a place. But the story served as a golden ticket: it gave Cartier something to sell to the king so that he could make another trip to the New World, and it assured Donnaconna’s sons of a trip back home.

La Fabuleuse Histoire d’un Royaume

Since 1988, a cast of more than a hundred locals presents an astonishing pageant that tells some of the story of the Saguenay region. It is presented in a massive amphitheatre constructed by the town. They’ve also built a handsome dock for cruise ships, and each season the number of ships increases.

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1 October 2018:
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada:
Queen Charlotte and the Orphan Anne

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Charlottetown is the capital of Canada’s least-populated province, Prince Edward Island. The city is the country’s smallest provincial capital, with a population of about 35,000. (Canada’s three territories: Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories have smaller populations, but they are not provinces.)

We arrived to a cool and clear morning, autumn in the Maritimes. Here is dime if what we saw in a place where time seems frozen in a simpler age.

CHARLOTTETOWN TODAY

The town was named in honor of Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III from 1744 to 1818.

When you think of Stratford-upon-Avon, you think of a certain poet and playwright by the name of William Shakespeare. Philadelphia, perhaps Ben Franklin (or Rocky Balboa.)

We are talking apples and oranges …or jellyfish and lobsters here… but in certain circles around the world…in some of the most unlikely places…Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island is not known for Queen Charlotte,

not remembered for the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 that led the way to Canadian Confederation,

and not thought of at all for almost anything else…

except for the work of a relatively minor author named Lucy Maud Montgomery and a series of novels that begin in 1908 with “Anne of Green Gables.”

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Autumn colors on a house near the waterfront of Charlottetown, PEI. Photo by Corey Sandler

Anne of Green Gables began as a Canadian bestseller, became an American success, and went on to become an international phenomenon.

For reasons no one has fully figured out, you are quite likely to find a tour group from Japan…looking for Anne. I think it has to do with the fact that Anne is a girl who is for some about as un-Japanese as possible: feisty, independent, and decked with freckles and braided red hair. They love her in Japan, and come to PEI by the planeload.

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A study in angles and colors in Charlotteown. Photo by Corey Sandler

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30 September 2018:
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada:
The Big Bay

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Sydney, around the corner from Halifax in Nova Scotia, is frozen in time.

That’s not a bad thing, either. From here you can time travel to the Fortress of Louisbourg or to the resplendent Bras d’Or lake. Or both.

Today I went fors return visit to Baddeck, to the wondrous museum that celebrates the mind and achievements of Alexander Graham Bell, who maintained a summer house here.

Here is summer of what we saw today on a lovely fall day in Baddeck:

SYDNEY AND LOUISBOURG

You can read more about Sydney in my posting from September 20.

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29 September 2018:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada:
Under the Gun

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We have returned to the grand harbor of Halifax in Nova Scotia.

We went for a walk to the famed Public Gardens of Halifax, one of the world’s finest Victorian parks. Today we could feel the hints of winter around the corner, with the garden at peak but frail colors.

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND

The last time we were here, on a glorious last day of summer, we rented a car to drive across Nova Scotia to see some of the small harbors and high tides of the Bay of Fundy, which has a world record rise and fall of about 40 feet in places.

Here was some of what we saw at near high tide in Wolfville:

And then we returned about two hours later as the tide began to run out:

A TUMULTUOUS HISTORY

Halifax has had a tumultuous history. The British built a great citadel here as part of its claim to New England, and it still stands guard over the city.

Every day at 12pm they fire the noon gun; no matter how many times we have visited, it still startles.

 

 

But there are echoes of other events: the arrival of Loyalists who fled the upstart American colonies during the revolution. The departure of raiding parties from here to burn Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812. The both-sides-against-the-middle trade with the South and North during the American Civil War.

You can read more about Halifax and see some more photos in my blog posting of 21 September 2018.

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28 September 2018:
Bar Harbor, Maine, US:
When Fall Comes to New England

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Bar Harbor is a lovely, small place on the coast of the mostly empty state of Maine in the northeast corner of the United States.

When climate, weather, and the calendar coincide properly it is one of the best places to experience the beauty of fall in New England: trees filled with leaves in stunning hues of orange, yellow, red, and purple. The change of colors starts further north, across the border in Canada, and makes its way down the coast.

It is also the tail end of hurricane season and deep into nor’easter storm season. The trick is to arrive after the colors have changed and before the inevitable big storm comes along to wipe it all away.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TODAY

I went today with a group of guests on a hike on the OCean Trail within Acadia National Park. It was a cool damp morning, appropriate for Fall in New England.

Here is some of what we saw today.

BAR HARBOR

The town of Bar Harbor is quite small, with a permanent population of about 5,000.

Of course, that population swells greatly in the summer and fall.

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Ice cream, salt water taffy, and tourists locked out of Acadia. Photo by Corey Sandler

At the back of the harbor is the bar, a stretch of sand and gravel that is covered at high tide but visible and often walkable at low tide across to Bar Island.

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Bar Harbor. Photo by Corey Sandler

Mount Desert Island is Maine’s largest island, with an area of 108 square miles (280 km²).

That makes it the sixth largest island in the continental United States, and the second largest on the east coast of the United States—behind Long Island in New York and ahead of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Even without the park, it’s a pretty place, especially if you go past the t-shirt shops and into the old town.

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Bar Harbor. In the churchyard is a memorial to the sons of Eden (the town’s original name) who died in the U.S. Civil War. Photos by Corey Sandler

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27 September 2018:
Boston, Massachusetts, US:
Back to the Hub of the Universe

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

A bit prejudiced, I am, but it is always a great pleasure to sail into Boston Harbor, gateway to one of the handsomest and most interesting cities in the United States.

On a beautiful call day we went for a walk from our ship at Black Falcon Pier to historic Faneuil Hall at the base of the city. I focused my camera on mixes of architecture and decoration in this beautiful city.

Here is some of what we saw.

BOSTON TODAY

Boston scenes, and Faneuil Hall.

We were last here just a few days ago, on Sunday 23 September. You can read more of my comments and see additional photographs on that blog posting.

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26 September 2018:
Newport, Rhode Island, US:
The Big Bay

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We are headed back to the north, but first we have pulled into Narragansett Bay on the south shore of Rhode Island for a return visit to Newport.

Narragansett Bay encompasses about 147 square miles of handsome shorefront, islands, and shores. Seven waterways enter into the bay, including the Taunton, Pawtuxet, and Blackstone rivers.

Within the bay are Newport at the south end of Aquidneck Island on the ocean. At the northeasternmost reach is Fall River (where Lizzy Borden cut her teeth). And the northernmost part of the bay is home to Providence, the capital of Rhode Island.

Just for the record: most of Rhode Island is on the mainland, not on an island.

Once again we went for a visit to one of the less-known historic houses of Newport: Hunter House, built about 1748 by a prosperous local merchant and Colonial Deputy Governor.

With the outbreak of the American Revolution, the governor was forced to flee and the home was used as headquarters for the French forces in Newport assisting the American rebels.

We sailed into the bay in a deep fog and mist, which deepened the sense of history here.

Here is the fog, the Hunter House, and the nearby Brenton Counting House of the same time: 1748, Newport’s Golden Era, more than 130 years before the second wave of money have rise to the Gilded Age.

NEWPORT THIS MORNING

THE BREAKERS

Here’s a glimpse of The Breakers, one of the most famous of the “cottages” on Newport, built during the Gilded Age by some of the aged gilded of the time.

You can read even more about Newport in my posting from September 24.

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25 September 2018:
New York, NY, US:
River to River

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Two weeks ago, Silver Spirit made an early morning procession down the River Thames from London, beginning our crossing.

Today we sailed into the Hudson River, alongside the Statue of Liberty and along Wall Street to come to our dock in mid-Manhattan in New York.

I’ve made that entrance many, many times. It never disappoints.

The weather was reminiscent of many visits to London: foggy and rainy. But thrilling nevertheless.

Here are some photos from a sunnier day.

This cruise has come to an end: London to Falmouth, then Cobh in Ireland, and down the northeast coast from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia and then into the United States at Boston and Newport.

To guests leaving us here, safe travels. And welcome aboard to new friends.

SILVER SPIRIT ALBUM

As we neared competition of our Atlantic crossing,I took a tour of our ship in search of new angles:

Today, we’ll enjoy a day in the Big Apple, and then work our way back down the river and out to sea headed up to the Saint Lawrence River and Quebec City and Montreal.

Here’s our plan:

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