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Port Clyde, Maine
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Port Clyde is the southernmost settlement on the St. George peninsula in central/coastal Maine and part of the town of St. George in Knox County, Maine, United States.

In the 1800s Port Clyde became a busy port featuring granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, and shipbuilding and fish canning businesses. By the 1900s the area attracted artists and writers. The Country of the Pointed Firs was written by Sarah Orne Jewett in St. George.

Port Clyde's harbor was originally known as Herring Gut. Marshall Point is Port Clyde's southernmost extremity, site of the Marshall Point Lighthouse. The Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde is the lighthouse Tom Hanks ran to in Forrest Gump

The Wyeth family, with three generations of accomplished artists, has owned a summer home in Port Clyde ever since N.C. Wyeth purchased "Eight Bells" in the early 1920s. His son Andrew Wyeth long owned property and spent time in the area, as does N.C.'s grandson, Jamie Wyeth.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his wife purchased a home on Hupper Island just off the coast of Port Clyde in 2006. The house is a one-story structure built in the 1960s and reportedly purchased for $475,000.[citation needed] The Seller of the home was "This Old House" star Steve Thomas according to the Knox County Registry of Deeds.[6] Mr. Thomas still owns an older renovated barn and house just across the road from the Chief Justice's home.
Port Clyde is the site of Fieldstone Castle, built by Russell W. Porter.

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