A one-minute elevator ride will take you to one of the most unusual views in Maine, a 360 degree view from 420 feet above the Penobscot River, just a few miles up river from Penobscot Bay. Located atop the northern tower or "pylon" of the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge, the observatory gives visitors a spectacular look at mountains, lakes, and portions of Penobscot Bay. Look directly below at the river on which the young explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed in 1604, and the American navy suffered its most disastrous loss when 37 vessels burned and sank in the Penobscot Expedition of 1779.

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