Looking Across to Castine - ca.
Left: Smith Cove
Center: Blacks Cove
Right: Dodge Point
of the Battle of Castine which is also known as the Penobscot
Expedition, a twenty-one day battle that ended both disastrously and
disgracefully for the Americans on August 14, 1779. It was the largest
defeat in U.S. history until Pearl Harbor.
The name Majabigwaduce
is a Micmac word meaning "large tideway river." This river is fifteen
miles in length and separates Brooksville from Castine, Penobscot and
whole course of the river,
along the town line which separates Brooksville on the west, from
Castine, Penobscot and Sedgewick on the north and east, is about
fifteen miles - all of it salt water except Walker's Pond - which twice
each day is emptied and filled again through the Narrows".
of the Maine Coast, page 193-198.