We arrived at Eastport to find a town still asleep. ... not much activity at all. We found the spot to view the whirlpool and much to our disappointment couldn't see much. We hung around for a while and then decided it was time to find breakfast. Surely there would be something open on a Saturday morning. We stopped to talk to one of the locals about the whirlpool. The first thing out of his mouth was "I wish they would stop publishing stuff about the Sows Whirlpool, It is such a disappointment". We all got a good laugh. Apparently the whirlpool does exists, but it is best seen from across Eastport by taking the ferry and sometimes it is more visible then others.
I guess if you can use your imagination you can see the whirlpool towards the rocks in the middle of the picture.
We continuously kept checking on Hurricane Irene and it looks like we will need to leave tomorrow. She's coming this way...but it looks like we are far enough east that we may be just on the fringes . The folks in Eastport didn't seem concerned at all about the hurricane saying it wasn't going to be any worse than their Nor Easters which bring snow instead of rain, which confirms what we have been hearing all along.