Sailing Directions, Muscle Ridge Channel, 1822
These are sailing directions for bypassing the Muscle Ridge Channel and sailing up the main route of Penobscot Bay, the same route that large vessels take today. These were published by Edmund G. Blunt in the 1822 edition of the American Coast Pilot. When you read them, you will note that the names of many of the places have changed. Brigadier Island is now Sears Island. Long Island is now Isleboro. There were no up-to-date charts showing detail of the area, so sailing directions were particularly important.