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Sept 28 – October 7th, 2018 New England & Canada Trip

Friday, Sept 28th
Sunset: 6:19pm for Bar Harbor

1 hour to Maine State Legislature Office 7 State House Sta, Augusta, ME 04333

44.307155, -69.781682The State House is open to the public year round, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2.5 hours to Bar Harbor

Lunch or dinner –  Log Cabin Restaurant – 336 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Our hours are 7am to 9pm seven days a week.

Robbins Motel – 396 State highway 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 checkin between 3-9pm

Saturday, Sept 29th
Sunrise 6:28am Bar Harbor, Sunset 7:11pm Fredericton, Canada

Great Maine Breakfast – 1885, 15 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 opens 5:30am to 1pm

Acadian Boat Tours, 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 – Our booth is located at the smaller entrance of the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St.
Sightseeing & Nature Cruise  – Saturday, September 29th 2018 @ 10am – 12pm Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. 

3 hours to 46.134819, -67.781339 – Entering Atlantic Time Zone and End of I95 Houlton, ME 04730

1.5 hours to New Brunswick Legislative Building

706 Queen St Fredericton, NB E3B 1C5 Canada

Norfolk Motel – 815 Riverside Drive, E3A 8R1 Fredericton, Canada

Sunday, Sept 30th
Sunrise 7:24am – Fredericton Sunset  6:15pm Madawaska, ME

3 hours to Welcome to Prince Edward Island sign- 46.254152, -63.701198 and another one here 46.256105, -63.690115

Or  4 hours to Province House, 1726 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3, Canada then 3 hours to Welcome to PEI sign.

1 hour to PEI Capital Building – 150-166 Richmond St Charlottetown, PE C1A 1H9, Canada

46.234642, -63.125571

40 minutes to Green Gables Heritage Place – 8619 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish, PE C0A 1M0, Canada open 9-5pm

6 hours Most North Eastern Town in US – Madawaska Four Corners Park – 198 Main St, Madawaska, ME 04756

33 minutes to America’s First Mile – U.S. Route 1 – 341 W Main St, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Happy Motel – 33 17th Street, E3V 2L4 Edmundston, Canada

Monday, October 1st
Sunrise 6:44am Quebec City, Sunset 6:35pm Montreal

16 minutes to Quebec and New Brunswick border sign Autoroute des Héros Saint-Jacques, NB, Canada
47.485036, -68.484345

1 hour to Park Parc de la frontière – Rue de la Frontière, Pohénégamook, QC 04741, Canada – 47.459372, -69.225015 , here’s the northernmost point of the US–in 1842. The bridge crosses from the U.S. over to Canada (Maine to Québec). It looks like the U.S. & Maine flags are a more than threadbare.

2.25 hours to Quebec City Skyline – 46.816167, -71.185667 also drone

45 minutes to Observation tower of the fall of Mont-morency – Tour d’observation de la chute Montmorency –
2579-3671 Ave Royale, Québec City, QC G1C 1S3, Canada

Parking lot for Montmorency Falls Vista Point 46.891207, -71.143672

50 minutes to Jacques-Cartier National Park –  103 Chemin du Parc-National, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC G3C 2T5, Canada 

Discovery center of Parc national park – 103 Chemin du Parc-National  Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC G3C 2T5, Canada – 47.174747, -71.369085

3.5 hours to Montreal from Jacques-Cartier National Park

Hostel – Résidence Maria Goretti – Women Only checkin – From 3:00 PM until 10:30 PM for two nights

3333 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, H3S 2C5 Montreal, Canada

Tuesday, October 2nd
Sunrise 6:54am Sunset 6:33pm for Montreal

On way to Ottawa Trans-Canada Hwy – 45.538772, -74.387702 and nearby Welcome to Ontario Sign

2.5 hours from Montreal to Parliament of Canada – 111 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9, Canada

Centre Block guided tours

Discover the history, functions and art of Canada’s Parliament with a guided tour of Centre Block. This iconic building is home to the Senate, House of Commons and Library of Parliament. Free tours are available daily.

Tours last from 20 to 50 minutes, depending on parliamentary activity.

Departure times are listed under Centre Block Guided Tour Departures. Routes and schedules may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Free tour tickets are available year-round at 90 Wellington Street (across from Parliament Hill).

View of Parliament from Major Hill’s Park

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica 385 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1J9, Canada

Leave Ottawa by 2:30pm for Parking at 500 Place D’Armes Montreal, QC H2Y 2W2

AURA – 6:00 p.m – Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal Montréal, QC  45 minutes tour no photos allowed either

Wednesday, October 3rd
Sunrise 6:55am Montreal, Sunset 6:34pm Elmsford, NY

4 hour drive to President Chester Arthur grave – Albany Rural Cemetery – 48 Cemetery Ave Menands, NY 12204

42.704023, -73.723637

15 minutes to Capital Park – 131-159 State St, Albany, NY 12210

New York State Capitol

State St. and Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224

  • When: Monday – Friday (no tours on holidays)
  • Times: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Capitol State Street Lobby Information Desk
  • Reservations: Not required for fewer than 10 people. For groups of 10 or more, see school and Other Group Tours below.
  • Self-Guided Tours: Visitors are also welcome to take a Self-Guided Tour during normal building hours.

30 minutes to President Martin Van Buren – Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery – 42.403955, -73.703450

1.5 hours to Franklin D. Roosevelt grave at the Presidential Library and Museum  – 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538 open 9-6pm  41.768040, -73.934822

1.5 hours to   Babe Ruth – 41.0903282,-73.7969818 George Herman “Babe” Ruth  Gate of Heaven Cemetery – 5 Bradhurst Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532 Section 25, plot 1115, in the center of graves 3 and 4 –

Condé Montrose Nast

if time Washington Irving’s Sunnyside – 3 W Sunnyside Ln, Irvington, NY 10533  10-3:30

15 minutes to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery – 540 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 105910

cemetery gates are open daily:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

 8 major figures including Washington Irving  – 41.0932956,-73.8607599 or 41.0919255,-73.8612568

Thomas Watson – He is known for his 1943 statement: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, and Elizabeth Arden.

  • John Dustin Archbold (1848–1916), a director of the Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company.
  • Viola Allen (1869-1948), Alabama-born stage actress.
  • Elizabeth Arden (1878-1966), Canadian-American businesswoman who built a cosmetics empire.
  • Brooke Astor (1902–2007), philanthropist and socialite; married to Vincent.
  • Vincent Astor (1891–1959), philanthropist; member of the Astor family.
  • Leo Baekeland (1863–1944), Belgian-born chemist and entrepreneur invented Velox, a photographic paper later purchased by Eastman Kodak, and synthetic plastic, a substance he dubbed Bakelite.
  • Donn Barber (October 9, 1871-May 29, 1925), architect of New York City and Hartford, CT landmark buildings, including the Travelers Tower.
  • Thomas Beer (1889-1940), American writer: biographer, novelist, and essayist
  • Holbrook Blinn (1872–1928), San Francisco-born American stage and silent film actor.
  • Henry E. Bliss (1870–1955), devised the Bliss Classification Systemfor libraries, a rival to Melvil Dewey’s decimal system.
  • Edward “Major” Bowes (1874–1946), early radio star, host of The Original Amateur Hour.
  • Alice Brady (1892-1930), Academy Award winning actress, daughter of stage producer William Brady.
  • Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), Scottish-American industrialist, steel magnate, and philanthropist.
  • Fred Hayden Carruth: (1862-1932), newspaper publisher, journalist, humorist, author of juvenile fiction
  • Walter Chrysler (1875–1940), businessman and founder of the Chrysler automobile company; commissioned New York City’s Chrysler Building.
  • Francis Pharcellus Church (1839–1906), American journalist, editor at the New York Sunwho penned the editorial “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”
  • Kent Cooper (1880–1965), American journalist, influential head of the Associated Press from 1925 to 1948.
  • Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900), American landscape painterin the style of the Hudson River School. Cropsey’s home, Ever Rest, in nearby Hastings-on-Hudson is open for tours by appointment.
  • Eugene Crowell, MD: (1817–1894), medical doctor, noted spiritualist, author of numerous titles on spiritualism including The Identity of Primitive Christianity and Modern Spiritualismand The religion of spiritualism.
  • Daniel Draper (1841-1931), meterologist who founded the New York Meteorological Observatoryin Central Park in 1868.
  • Maud Alice Earl (1864–1943), British-American painter of canines.
  • Parker Fennelly (1891-1988), American stage and screen actor; “Titus Moody” on Fred Allen’s radio show; television pitchman for Pepperidge Farms.
  • Catherine Reynolds Fennelly (1892–1988), American stage actress.
  • Malcolm Webster Ford (1862–1902), champion amateur athlete and journalist; brother of Paul, he took his own life after murdering his brother.
  • Paul Leicester Ford (1865–1902), editor, bibliographer, novelist, and biographer; brother of Malcolm Webster Ford by whose hand he died.
  • Samuel Gompers (1850–1924), American labor leader; first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor.
  • Edmund W. Greacen (1876-1949), impressionist artist
  • Walter S. Gurnee (1805–1903), businessman, financier, philanthropist, and a two-term mayor of Chicago.
  • Robert Havell, Jr. (1793-1878), British-American engraver who printed and colored John James Audubon’s monumental Birds of America Havell was a talented artist in his own right. Much of his work is in the style of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
  • Mark Hellinger (1903–1947), primarily known as a journalist of New York theatre; produced The Naked City, a 1948 black-and-white film noir.
  • Harry Helmsley (1909–1997), real estate mogul who built a company that became one of the biggest property holders in the United States, and his wife Leona Helmsley (1920-2007), in a mausoleum with a stained-glass panorama of the Manhattan skyline. Leona famously bequeathed $12 million to her dog.
  • Raymond Mathewson Hood (1881–1934), American architect who designed New York City landmarks like the Daily News building, the McGraw-Hill building, and the American Radiator Company building; designed the Chicago Tribune Building in Chicago. Best known for his work on New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
  • William Howard Hoople (1868-1922), a Brooklyn, New York businessman who founded the Utica Avenue Pentecostal Tabernacle, which would join with other congregations to form the Association of Pentecostal Churches of America and eventually merge with the Church of the Nazarene.
  • Minna Irving (1856-1940), journalist and poet. No relation to Washington Irving, “Minna Irving” was one of several pen names of Minna Odell. Also published under the name Aurelia Maxwell Michener and Mrs. Harry Michener.
  • Washington Irving (1783–1859), lawyer, diplomat, and internationally famous author of essays, short stories, histories, and biographies. His short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”is, of course, a local favorite. Irving’s home, Sunnyside, is nearby and open for tours.
  • George Jones (1811–1891), co-founder of The New York Times.
  • Owen Jones (1815 -1884), prominent New York City dry goods merchant. His gothic revival monument is popular with visitors.
  • Albert Lasker (1880-1952), pioneer of the American advertising industry, part owner of baseball team the Chicago Cubs, and Mary Lasker (1900–1994), an American health activist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Lydia Locke (1886–1966), professional opera singer.
  • Ann Lohman (1812–1878), a.k.a. Madame Restell, 19th century purveyor of patent medicine and abortions.
  • Darius Ogden Mills (1825–1910), made a fortune during California’s gold rush and expanded his wealth further through New York City real estate.
  • Joshua D. Miner (d. 1886), notorious counterfeiter.
  • Norman Mingo (1896-1980), prolific illustrator and artist for publishers and ad agencies; commissioned to formalize the image of Alfred E. Neuman for Madmagazine
  • Belle Moskowitz (1877-1933), political advisor and social activist.She counseled New York governor Al Smith through 4 terms and managed his campaign for president of the United States.
  • Robertson Kirtland Mygatt (1861-1919), American landscape painter and etcher.
  • The Ramones (1989), four members of the band the Ramones were buried—alive—in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in January 1989 while the band filmed the music video for their tribute to Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary. Three band mates have since passed away and are buried elsewhere.
  • Whitelaw Reid (1837–1912), journalist and editor of the New York Tribune, Vice Presidential candidate with Benjamin Harrison in 1892; son-in-law of D.O. Mills.
  • William Rockefeller (1841–1922), with his brother John D. Rockefeller, a founder of the Standard Oil Company.
  • Edgar Evertson Saltus (1855-1921), writer of racy novels.
  • Francis Saltus Saltus (1849-1889), American poet and music critic, elder brother of novelist Edgar Saltus.
  • Charles Sheeler (1883-1965), painter and photographer
  • Carl Schurz (1820–1906), German-American journalist, Civil War general, United States Senator from Missouri, United States Secretary of the Interior under Rutherford B. Hayes.
  • Orlando Jay Smith (1842–1908), founder of the American Press Association, which at the time of his death was the largest newspaper syndicate in the United States; also the author of two books of philosophy.
  • Joseph Urban (1872–1933), architect and theatre set designer.
  • Henry Villard (1835–1900), German-American journalist and financier.
  • Oswald Garrison Villard (1872–1949), American journalist was the son of Henry Villard; after the death of Henry, Oswaldinherited ownership of the New York Evening Postand The Nation.
  • Paul Warburg (1868–1932), German-American banker and early proponent of the United States Federal Reserve System.
  • Worcester Reed Warner (1846–1929), mechanical engineer and manufacturer of telescopes. With his wife Cornelia Warner, donated the Warner Library to the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.
  • Thomas J. Watson (1870–1956), transformed a small manufacturer of adding machines into IBM.
  • Hans Zinsser (1878–1940), microbiologist and a prolific author.
  • The cemetery also hosts monuments to local veterans of the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and the New York Guard.

Days Inn by Wyndham Elmsford – 25 Valley Avenue, Elmsford, NY 10523

Sign up for the Hamilton ticket lottery –

Thursday, October 4th
Sunrise 6:55am for Elmsford, NY

7 minutes to Ferncliff cemetery – 280 Secor Rd, Hartsdale, NY 10530  open 9am to 4pm

Malcolm X (1925 – 1965)  41.0284042,-73.8273697

Civil Rights Leader

Pinewood B, Grave 150


Arlen, Harold (1905 – 1986)

Composer of “Over The Rainbow”

Hickory, Grave 1666




Sullivan, Ed (1918 – 1974)


Ferncliff Mausoleum
Unit 8, Alcove G, Crypt 122


Haughton, Aaliyah (1979 – 2001)

Pop Singer

Rosewood Mausoleum
Unit 4A Tier CC Private Section, Crypt 3


20 minutes to Thomas Paine Cottage and Grave – 20 Sicard Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804

25 minutes to General Grant National Memorial – W 122nd St & Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027  open 10-5pm
345A Riverside Dr New York, NY 10024  40.813562, -73.963712

1.5 hours to Long island – Theodore Roosevelt – Youngs Memorial Cemetery – 134 Cove Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

(42 minutes to Possible Harry Houdini Machpelah Cemetery – 40.6934547,-73.8847809 then 1 hour to Edison           

8230 Cypress HIlls Street Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, 11385 )

1.5 hours to Thomas Edison Grave – 40.7862300,-74.2406100

Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

Glenmont – May 5th – July 4th
Saturday and Sunday Tour times only. Tour times vary each day.
You must stop at the Visitor Center at 211 Main Street to pay your entrance fee and get a car pass for Llewelyn Park.

Nearby Rosedale Cemetery 408 Orange Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042

Samuel Colgate (1822-1897), founder of Colgate-Palmolive

Charles Edison (1890–1969), son of Thomas Edison and the 42nd Governor of New Jersey

30 minutes to Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown – Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ – 40.6648369,-74.3268814 open dawn to dusk

1 hour to Princeton Cemetery  – 29 Greenview Ave, Princeton, NJ 08540
 President Grover Cleveland 40.3528884,-74.6607938

 Aaron Burr’s jr grave  open dawn to dusk

Albert Einstein Monument  – 1-7 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540, bearyby the newspaper reader monument and the Princeton battle monument

Albert Einstein Home  – 112 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ 08540


Red Roof Inn Princeton – 3203 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Friday, October 5th
6:59am sunrise

22 minutes from Princeton to New Jersey State House – 125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608

13 minutes to Washington Crossing Historic Park – 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

1.5 hours to 40.708339, -74.040054 Ferry to Statue of Liberty – Your order number is: 20180815-88478983

New Jersey with Pedestal Adult Reserve with Pedestal10/5/2018 11:00 AM


Depart Liberty State Park

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Return Trips


Leave by 3pm for

Alexander Hamilton grave – 40.7075806,-74.0123583 Trinity Church – Manhattan

1 hour to hotel – Super 8 – 32 Grenhart Road, Stamford, CT 06902

Saturday October 6th

30 min drive to  Mary Taylor moore grave – 41.1622051,-73.2767527  at Oak Lawn Cemetery – 1530 Bronson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824  open 7-5pm

1 hour to  Connecticut State Capitol – 210 Capitol Ave #3, Hartford, CT 06106

22 minutes to Massachusetts Road Sign – 42.026090, -72.589896

33 minutes to West Warren to a possible visit to Karen Fyhr

1.5 hours to  John Adams and John Quincy Adams graves – United First Parish Church near Boston – 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169  Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm

1.5 hours to New Hampshire – State house – 107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03303

3 minutes away Franklin Pierce and Lewis Downing Grave – Old North Cemetery  – N State St, Concord, NH 03301 43.215062, -71.543627

The Common Man – 25 Water St, Concord, NH 03301 Dinner open 4-9:30pm

1 hour Quality Inn at Quechee Gorge – 5817 Woodstock Rd., Rt. 4, Quechee, VT 05059

Sunday October 7h
6:27am Reading

30 minutes to Jenne Farm is on way to Calvin Coolidge Grave  – 1630 Jenne Rd, Reading, VT 05062 – 43.524538, -72.55959

Nearby maple sugar shack

32 minutes to  Calvin Coolidge grave – Plymouth notch cemetery – 262 Lynds Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056 – 43.531527, -72.724035

1 hour 20 minutes to Vermont State House – 115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633

Need to leave Vermont State House by 11:30am for 3.5 hours to Portland International Jetport 

If going to through Conway / Fryeburg – Maine state sign – Center Conway, NH 03813

44.001111, -70.996918

2.5 hours to Best Maine Sign is here on I95- 43.1032554,-70.7491177 need to arrive by 2pm

Then 40 minutes to airport, need to arrive around 3pm.