Penobscot Narrows Observatory & nearby Fort Knox are a must when visiting Mid-Coast Maine. Just a few miles up US 1 as you enter Bucksport, a 2,120 foot suspension bridge crosses the Penobscot River. The bridge includes an observatory open to the public. 420 feet above the river, you are treated to a 360 degree view of the entire region. The bridge itself, is styled after the Wasington Monument since the monument is partially built with local granite.

At the foot of the bridge, you will find Fort Knox, built in 1844 to protect the Penobscot valley from a possible British invasion. The fort is one of the best preserved military fortifications on the New England seacoast and features many unique architectural features.







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