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rbgarr
10-30-2009, 04:28 AM
Friendship, Maine, dry since 1919 (the start of Prohibition)

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/127387.html

huisjen
10-30-2009, 07:19 AM
I've been told that Friendship has stayed dry this long because they want to be a lobstering town, rather than a tourist town.

Dan

brad9798
10-30-2009, 07:24 AM
Money talks ... especially in these tight times! :)

Willin'
10-30-2009, 07:32 AM
I've been told that Friendship has stayed dry this long because they want to be a lobstering town, rather than a tourist town.

Dan

Swan's Island is dry too, and it gets plenty of tourists. One local business owner told me "Just because were dry don't mean we don't drink!":D;)

David W Pratt
10-30-2009, 08:29 AM
Vinyardhaven is dry, and about as touristy as it gets.

rbgarr
10-30-2009, 09:33 AM
Rockport, Mass. even more so!

oznabrag
10-30-2009, 11:27 AM
Swan's Island gets 'plenty of tourists'? I happen to really like the harbor there... but aside from a half dozen cruising boats, I've never seen another soul there who didn't look like a resident. There's no 'town' whatsoever, and no 'tourist attractions', unless you'r referring to an errant rented summer house or two.... the place is really VERY quiet.

And that's what they mean by 'plenty' of tourists! ;)

Peerie Maa
10-30-2009, 05:34 PM
US STORM OVER UK’S ‘ALCOHOLIC’ LEMONADE (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/136804/US-storm-over-UK-s-alcoholic-lemonade) :eek::D:D

ShagRock
10-30-2009, 08:46 PM
If those places are that quiet, then I don't suppose one would find an 'in the know' taxi driver like you can on a PEI Sunday!

Phillip Allen
10-30-2009, 09:06 PM
the tourist business eventually turns everyone into a prostitute...

PeterSibley
10-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Smile pretty Philly :D

MiddleAgesMan
10-30-2009, 10:59 PM
the tourist business eventually turns everyone into a prostitute...

Is this a new trend?

I haven't played tourist in years. I had no idea what I was missing. ;)

Willin'
10-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Swan's Island gets 'plenty of tourists'? I happen to really like the harbor there... but aside from a half dozen cruising boats, I've never seen another soul there who didn't look like a resident. There's no 'town' whatsoever, and no 'tourist attractions', unless you'r referring to an errant rented summer house or two.... the place is really VERY quiet.


Last visit to Burnt Coat Harbor I was one of maybe 15 cruising boats, but by nightfall 3 large schooners pulled in and started ferrying passengers ashore to see a musical show put on by the locals.

You're right, it's quiet, but when the town's population more than doubles I'd call that plenty of tourists.

Mrleft8
10-31-2009, 09:49 AM
Wilton, Ct. has been dry forever and a day. The subject comes up every year for a vote. The owners of the dozen or so liquor stores right over the town lines in neighboring towns campaign visciously to keep it that way... :D

huisjen
11-05-2009, 08:51 AM
So what happened?

Dan

katey
11-05-2009, 09:16 AM
It passed, 388-333.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/Government/story.cfm?storyID=182527

I haven't heard any grumbling yet, but I'm sure I will.

huisjen
11-05-2009, 12:24 PM
You have a direct line for that.

:D

Dan