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Old 08-21-2015, 05:00 PM   #46
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I know this TR is from a few years ago but I just had to share - my daughter is a freshman in high school and she just got home a few weeks ago from spending 2 weeks on Grand Manan Island at marine biology camp (she wants to be a Marine Biologist). They took several trips to Machias Seal Island and she loved seeing the birds up close - Puffins, Terns, Razorbills, etc. Apparently they have very strict rules about the island, as it is a designated Puffin sanctuary. I believe only 20 people per day are allowed on the island, so as not to disturb the birds.

You took some absolutely amazing photos!! I think one of the photos you posted of the island with the lighthouse is the camp where my daughter stayed but not sure as many lighthouses look the same LOL
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Oh I am so glad I found this TR! Your pictures are always amazing & I totally want to be you when I "grow up" - living in Maine & Florida

Next year I will definitely look into a Puffin Tour! We have done lobstering & light house tours before that we really enjoyed.
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I know this TR is from a few years ago but I just had to share - my daughter is a freshman in high school and she just got home a few weeks ago from spending 2 weeks on Grand Manan Island at marine biology camp (she wants to be a Marine Biologist). They took several trips to Machias Seal Island and she loved seeing the birds up close - Puffins, Terns, Razorbills, etc. Apparently they have very strict rules about the island, as it is a designated Puffin sanctuary. I believe only 20 people per day are allowed on the island, so as not to disturb the birds.

You took some absolutely amazing photos!! I think one of the photos you posted of the island with the lighthouse is the camp where my daughter stayed but not sure as many lighthouses look the same LOL
How exciting for your daughter! Yes, getting to go onto Machias Seal Island is difficult because of the restrictions, but it was a wonderful trip!


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Oh I am so glad I found this TR! Your pictures are always amazing & I totally want to be you when I "grow up" - living in Maine & Florida

Next year I will definitely look into a Puffin Tour! We have done lobstering & light house tours before that we really enjoyed.
LOL - thanks; we are still enjoying Florida and Maine, but our hearts are leaning towards spending more time in Maine.

If you want to do the tour out of Cutler, make sure you book months (and months) in advance. We missed it this summer because I waited too long.
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WOW! You've taken some stunning pictures! And, how cute are those birds!
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