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Back Roads County Churches of Maine #6

07/09/2015
First Congregational Church. East Machias, Maine

First Congregational Church.
East Machias, Maine

This church was so stunning I had to use it in my final installment of “Backroads Country Churches of Maine.”

The First Congregational Church is located in East Machias at the northeastern tip of Maine. The church is on a hill high above Hwy. 1 and about a mile or two from Machias Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Not exactly a “country church.”

Still East Machias is a small river town of 1,300. A 10-minute drive north features plenty of Maine country: forest, lakes, quarries, blueberry barons and small farms.

The country folk of Washington County built this church big, grand and strong and then covered it in white paint to make it look like a snow castle.

And believe me, a church on a slip of land between the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the endless Maine forest needs to be as strong as a castle. That way you know it will be there every Sunday.

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