The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Kittery, Maine.
No direct family connection this time, but it is the only place where I have been in Maine and it is on the way to my next major destination.
This segment of the Virtual Hike started at the Saugus Iron Works in Massachusetts where my 10th great grandfather Joseph Jenks worked.
Joseph Jenks (Jenkes) came to Massachusetts in 1646. Jenks had originally come from England where he was last recorded in 1639. He did not come directly to Saugus as he was recorded as operating a blacksmith shop on the Agamenticus River about five miles north of Kittery in 1641.
More than 30 years ago when I visited Kittery I went over the river on I-95 and took the first exit. After a short look around I headed back down to where I was staying north of Boston.
The virtual hike took me across on Highway 1. This of course is a more scenic route and also safer. When Google Maps calculates my routes it does not include places where pedestrians are prohibited, such as Interstate highways.
It was only fitting that there was a sign for a lobster restaurant just over the bridge in Maine.
The next destination on my virtual hike is a town that is the title of a great Historical Fiction novel set during the American Revolution.
Can you guess the title of the novel?
Virtual Hike to the Kittery, Maine