In the late 19th century, Eastport (3 miles from Lubec by water, but 50 min. by car) was home to nearly 5,000 residents and 18 sardine plants. The census now counts fewer than 2,000 residents here, and the sardine plants are gone, but much of the handsome brick architecture remains along Water Street -- a compact thoroughfare that also gives you lovely views of Campobello Island and Passamaquoddy Bay while you're walking down it. Most of the buildings between the town post office and the library are on the National Register of Historic Places.