WHERE THE SUN FIRST RISES
Consisting entirely of islands, the City of Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States. Eastport embodies Maine at its most natural, most serene, and most welcoming. Surrounded by the Passamaquoddy Bay, Eastport is known as the city where the sun first rises.
Once the largest trading port on the eastern seaboard, Eastport offers a glimpse into industries that shaped the economic prosperity of the country in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including shipbuilding, sardine canning, and even pearlessence--a common ingredient in cosmetics. Fast forward to today and the spirit of Eastport’s industriousness lives on, in lobstering, salmon farming and an ongoing effort to harness the tremendous power of its 24-foot tides. Cruisers will enjoy easy access to the historic waterfront and walkable downtown area, with over 28 Victorian era buildings on the National Register of Historic Places! This small city is now home to unique galleries, artisan shops, and fresh local seafood restaurants all paying tribute to Eastport’s distinct place in Maine’s history
Downtown Eastport is both a working waterfront and the heart of the city filled with restaurants, shops, many interesting art galleries, and the Tides Institute Museum of Art.
Cruise on a genuine Maine working lobster boat and pull actual lobster traps in Passamaquoddy Bay. Experience 26+ foot tides and travel through the “Old Sow” Whirlpool, the hemisphere’s largest whirlpool, listen to the tales of the sea from our experienced Captain, see working salmon farming pens as part of the local aquaculture industry.
Visit the Historic Downtown and learn about the "Great Fire" and how Eastport was one of only 3 US cities seized and held by a foreign power. From 1814 – 1818 Eastport was occupied by the British
during the war of 1812 and granted back to the United States in 1818 by the Treaty of Ghent.
Cruise Ship Operations, Eastport Port Authority
Port Director, Eastport Port Authority and Chamber of Commerce