All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Seven Wonders of Maine

I missed the special series the Press Herald published in August about the "Seven Wonders of Maine." On their list: Moxie Falls, the L. C. Bates Museum, Coos Canyon, Pineland Farms, Swan Island, the Old Sow Whirlpool, and Machias Seal Island. Each place was allotted a couple of stories and an online slideshow.
Coos Canyon Rock & Gift, across the street from the rest stop, rents gold panning equipment.

You can rent a plastic pan for $2 a day, and a sluice box, which uses the river's current to separate the gold from sand, for $20.

The shop, which opened in 1956, displays some of the gold found in the river, including a 41.5-gram nugget worth $413.

The shop's proprietors are Mary White and her daughter, Rosey White-Susbury, who is also the town clerk.

"Gold - bought, sold and lied about here!" says a sign outside the shop. [Link]


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