The Airline Road

  1. Location and Background
  2. History
  3. Migrations and Towns
  4. Traveler : The McDonald Children

  1. Location and Background


Location Map

The Airline Road connected the Penobscot River to the Schoodic River and is presently designated as Route 9. It served as a more direct route between Bangor and Calais than the King's Highway, which led to competition between the two roads. Its passage over the almost 1000 foot (300-metre) high hills of south-east Maine led local humorists to call it the "air" line road, as opposed to the lower "shoreline" route of the King's Highway.