Kayakers will discover thrills and historical past whereas visiting this Maine island

One of essentially the most attention-grabbing and lesser-known sea kayak locations on the Maine coast is Thrumcap Island. Situated between outer Johns Bay and the mouth of the Damariscotta River, the diminutive atoll is the final cease after passing a collection of rugged ledges named Thread of Life.

The Thrumcap Island space has a number of the richest historical past in America. Previous to the arrival of European explorers and settlers, Native People lived for hundreds of years in settlements on the shore of Johns Bay and alongside the Damariscotta River, the place they traveled the waterways in canoes.

Explorers akin to John Smith and Giovanni da Verrazzano visited the world within the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In 1688, a fort was constructed on close by Pemaquid Neck in the course of the French and Indian Conflict, a battle that continued for 9 years.