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More to Campobello Island than FDR’s summer home

Credit: PHOTOS BY HILARY NANGLE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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When I crossed the bridge spanning Maine’s Lubec Narrows I felt the last kinks of stress deflate. If Down East is remote, then Franklin D. Roosevelt’s beloved Canadian island is one step farther removed. This sparsely populated, 9-mile-long spot seduces with its soaring cliffs plummeting to churning seas, calming vistas of lobster and fishing boats chugging around nearby isles, and a gentle network of hiking trails and carriage roads.

Tethered to Lubec by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, Campobello Island is accessible from its motherland only by seasonal ferry. Tide and weather govern life on Campobello, which lies in Passamaquoddy Bay at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy.

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