Rockport Marine Park located in Rockport, Maine s a thriving tourist destination with several historical landmarks such as the restored lime kilns that date back to the early 1900s when lime production was at its peak. Rockport Marine Park is also home to the statute of Andre the Seal. Andre was adopted by Harry Goodridge, a local diver and tree surgeon who found the seal pup abandoned by his mother in the Spring of 1961. Goodridge trained the seal over the years and Andre became a local celebrity in Maine. Andre entertained tourists and visitors in Rockport’s picturesque harbor with evening shows during the summer from the late 60s until his death in 1986 at the age of 26. A statue of Andre is dedicated to the friendship that sprung from a harbor seal and the human being who cared for him.
Those with an interest in history will appreciate the locomotive replicas that grace Rockport Marine Park. As you stroll along the park's walking paths, you will be treated with a view of one of Maine’s most scenic harbors. Daily cruises are also available with eco tours and gourmet sunset trips in which you can enjoy Maine’s seafood cuisine and the beautiful views of the local Maine coast and harbor all at the same time. For example, the cruise that sails off at 10:30 in the morning will give you three hours of sailing on Maine’s coast plus a lobster roll lunch, a good value for around 50 bucks. Rockport Marine Park is a worth a look for those who want a taste of Maine’s harbor life.