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US 1 in Maine

Fort Kent ME

On both US 1 trips my journey began in Fort Kent. On my first trip I entered from Canada, and on the second trip to photograph the route I drove up ME-11 to reach the northern end of the road. This photo is on US 1 leaving town.

Fort Kent ME

The first shield assembly after passing through border control.

Fort Kent ME

The junction with ME-11 in Fort Kent.

Aroostook County ME

Leaving Fort Kent US 1 heads east following the Canadian border through northern Aroostook County. Here a Canadian town can be seen across the St. John River.

Aroostook County ME

US 1 continues through Aroostook County as a two-lane road.

Presque Isle ME

US 1 turns south and passes through Presque Isle on its way to Houlton. In Presque Isle we seen an older-style US 1 shield.

Houlton ME

After passing through Houlton and the junction with US 2, US 1 continues its journey south along Maine's eastern border.

Chiputneticook Lakes ME

The Chiputneticook Lakes are visible to the east of US 1.

Washington County ME

US 1 continues south through Washington County.

Calais ME

At Calais we meet the coast, and the road is often marked as "Coastal" US 1. This is our last major connection to Canada, and if you look very carefully to the far left a Canadian flag is visible in the distance.

Washington County ME

US 1 is now marked as Coastal US 1.

Machias ME

Soon we find ourselves heading more west than south, following Maine's coast through towns like Machias.


Traffic continues to increase on US 1 as we head southwest through Maine.

Hancock County ME

Southbound US 1 continues west along Maine's coast in Hancock County.

Waldo and Hancock County ME

The view of the Penobscot River from US 1.

Waldo and Hancock County ME

The US 1 bridge over the Penobscot River. After miles of rural two-lane highway, seeing this bridge for the first time was a real surprise. This bridge has since been replaced by a new cable-stayed bridge.

Searsport ME

US 1 is multiplexed with ME-3 in Searsport.

Camden ME

US 1 in Camden, Maine.


Heading southwest on US 1 toward Wiscasset.

Wiscasset ME

US 1 in Wiscasset, where I encountered summer northbound traffic backed up for miles.

Saco ME

US 1 in Saco. By this time US 1 is paralleled by I-95 and so primarily serves local traffic.

Ogunquit ME

Continuing south along the coast of Maine through Ogunquit.


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