Casco Bay, Maine
This is one of the finest bays on the American coast. Its western boundary is Cape Elizabeth, its eastern, Cape Small Point. The distance between those capes is about 20 miles. Its indentation does not exceed 15 miles. Within it are some of the best harbors in the world. It is said that Casco bay contains as many islands as they are days in the year; however that may be, we know that they are very numerous, some very large, fertile, and well cultivated; and that a survey of them from the high grounds in Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, or Yarmouth, affords a treat of island and ocean scenery of transcendent beauty.