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Whiting, Maine, USA - 1861 map

Whiting is a town in Washington County, Maine. The town was named after Tate Whiting, an early settler. The town was originally known as Orangetown.

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Indian Lake Inn
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Post Office from Across the Pond, Whiting, Me.
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Post Office from Across the Pond, Whiting, Me.
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Indian Lake Inn & Camps, Whiting, Me., 1925
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Indian Lake Inn & Camps, Whiting, Me., 1925

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1906 - Whiting
Whiting, a post-township (town) of Washington co., Me., on an inlet of the sea, 13 miles SW. of Eastport. Pop. in 1900, 399.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here are some of the best places to visit and things to do in Whiting, Maine:
Reversing Falls Park:

One of the must-visit attractions in Whiting is Reversing Falls Park. It's located along the Whiting Bay and offers stunning views of the reversing falls, where the tides create a mesmerizing natural phenomenon. Watching the powerful currents change direction is both fascinating and calming.

Roque Bluffs State Park:

Just a short drive from Whiting, Roque Bluffs State Park is a hidden gem along the coast. The park boasts a sandy beach, freshwater ponds, hiking trails, and even a boat launch. It's a perfect spot for picnicking, swimming, bird-watching, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature.

Bird Watching:

Washington County, where Whiting is located, is a birdwatcher's paradise. The area is home to a diverse range of bird species, including bald eagles, ospreys, and various waterfowl. Grab your binoculars and head to the coastal areas for some fantastic bird-watching opportunities.

Kayaking and Canoeing:

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Whiting, Maine, USA

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