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Lincoln Arts Festival
It’s time for the Arts & Yachts Exhibition and Sale
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 8:00pm
Summer in Maine is prime time for art shows, exhibitions, and spending time on the water – among so many other activities and pastimes. At Lincoln Arts Festival’s annual Arts & Yachts Exhibition and Sale held at Hodgdon Yacht Services on Southport Island, you can find these three – the only difference is rather than spending time on the water aboard a vessel, visitors can check out a few yachts out of the water – along with some very cool models of various sizes. This four-day Lincoln Arts...
Dream boat of Bravo fame in Wiscasset harbor
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 3:15pm
The luxury liner
arrived Monday evening and berthed overnight at the Wiscasset pier on the waterfront. Harbor Master Ray Soule told the Wiscasset Newspaper he had received advance notice of the yacht’s arrival and made arrangements with the public works department to accommodate it. Soule said the sleek craft measures 185 feet from stem to stern and draws nine feet of water. The yacht is privately owned, and had been berthed at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, added Soule, who met...
Navigation course offered at Coast Guard Station
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 8:30am
Midcoast Maine has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, but that beauty can hide hazards that can quickly ruin your day on the water. Geography, tides, weather and sometimes confusing aids to navigation can conspire to make even the most experienced mariners wish they’d stayed ashore. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2-5, based at Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor, has created “Navigating Mid Coast Maine,” a navigation course based entirely on the local marine chart # 13293,...
Head Tide Dam latest: Big white bags
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 8:15am
Before Head Tide Dam gets a new viewing platform that gives the fish more room to get through, workers at the Head Tide Road, Alna site need a place to work in the Sheepscot River. They said that was the point of the heavy lifting Monday, with a crane from SumCo of Peabody, Massachusetts: SumCo site foreman Jarrod Martellucci was hooking one white bag of gravel at a time onto the crane, which raised each one up from the parking area and carried it toward the century-old, town-owned concrete dam...
Summertime fun with Wiscasset's Stroziers
Sun, 07/14/2019 - 9:00pm
Summer and water go together and the Ed and Shelley Strozier family of Wiscasset has been making full use of both, visiting area water holes. Shelley Strozier said the family visited Pinkham Pond in the Dresden-Alna area Sunday, July 14, then stopped at Here's the Scoop in Dresden, and husband Ed suggested a quick dip in Nequasset Lake in Woolwich. There, Strozier snapped a series of phone photos capturing Ed diving and their daughter Anna, 12, jumping into the water. "I stayed out of the water...
Wiscasset Yacht Club adult sailing classes begin Aug. 6
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 7:45am
For adults wishing to learn the art and science of sailing, the Wiscasset Yacht Club adult sailing course is for you. The exact contents are customized to suit the knowledge and comfort level of the participants but will cover everything from why the sails work to the specifics of actually making them work. Terminology, boat handling, safety, sail trim, fundamental weather, knots, and rudimentary navigation will be covered. You might be ready to solo in light air at the end of these classes...
Join Midcoast Conservancy for a full moon paddle
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:00am
Midcoast Conservancy will host a full moon paddle at its Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson on Saturday, July 14, from 8-10 p.m. Participants can enjoy the silvery glow of the “buck” moon (because new antlers emerge from bucks' foreheads around this time of the year) from canoes provided by the nature center as they glide along Little Dyer Pond after a beautiful mile-and-a half hike into the woods. Little Dyer Pond is a true Great Pond with no public boat launch and almost no...
WYC open house launches boating season
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 8:15am
Wiscasset Yacht Club hosted its annual open house Sunday, signaling the much anticipated return of the summer pleasure boating season. Among the hosts were WYC Commodore Don Davis and his wife Cynthia of Middle Street. The couple just returned to Wiscasset in their 36-foot Grand Banks Trawler,
In No Hurry
. They bought it over the winter. Davis said it took 14 days to pilot the boat up the East Coast from Kents Narrows, Maryland on Chesapeake Bay. They experienced four lay days due to...
Lighted boat parade July 6
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:30am
The Windjammer Days lighted boat parade, scheduled for Saturday, June 29 was postponed due to weather concerns. The parade, the final event of the festival, has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 6. And there’s still time to register! Go to www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org/lighted-boat-parade See you at the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor - 9 p.m.!
Wiscasset Yacht Club open house June 30
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:30pm
Wiscasset Yacht Club is accepting applications for membership. All boating enthusiasts are invited to an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Meet club members, take a tour of the clubhouse and grounds, share in some refreshments, and enjoy the many scheduled activities. Sailing instructor Tom Stoner and some of his students will be at the boat shed eager to show off the sailboat fleet and to introduce prospective members to the new Adult Sailing Program. And Safety &...
34th annual Boothbay Harbor Lobster Boat Races
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:45am
The 34th annual Charles Begin Memorial Lobster Boat Races were held in Boothbay Harbor Saturday, June 15. Here are some scenes. Results will be published later.
Midcoast Conservancy’s Love the Lake Regatta July 20
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:15am
Midcoast Conservancy’s second annual Love the Lake Regatta will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Rolling Acres in Jefferson. Home to the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Rolling Acres has a spectacular stretch of shoreline on Damariscotta Lake. Designed to be a fun, family-friendly day on one of Midcoast Maine’s most beautiful lakes, the regatta will provide participants with the opportunity to get onto the water using one of Midcoast Conservancy’s kayaks, canoes or stand-up...
Get revved up! It’s lobster boat racing season!
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:45am
There’s gonna be a lot of wake goin’ on this weekend with the start of the 34th lobster boat racing season Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. with the Charles Begin Memorial Races right here in Boothbay Harbor. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. Racing fee: $25. Categories include gas classes based on length and cubic inches, diesel classes based on horsepower and length, a wooden boat race, gas and diesel free-for-alls, and four races just for Boothbay region boats. The race course runs in front of Tumbler...
Coast Guard Auxiliary boating class
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 8:30am
The Coast Guard Auxiliary’s next boating class at USCG Station Boothbay Harbor will be “ Suddenly in Command,” June 18 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Safe boating requires planning and preparation as well as careful operation. Steps to take to minimize boating problems and basic emergency procedures are covered. Topics include pre-underway planning, developing situational awareness, understanding how boats handle, use of a VHF radio including how to get help in an emergency, Coast Guard...
Maine Maritime Museum
Historic schooner cruises begin with the Mary E
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 8:15am
Beginning June 5, Maine Maritime Museum is excited to offer sailing trips aboard the 1906 schooner
., the last surviving schooner built on the Kennebec River, was purchased and restored by the museum, and relaunched in 2018.
Kennebec River Sails will be offered Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 4 pm, June 5 through Sept. 28. The 2.5-hour cruises will take passengers past Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, and the site of the Thomas E. Hagan...
June paddles with Coastal Rivers Paddlers
Mon, 05/27/2019 - 8:45am
Coastal Rivers Paddlers have scheduled nine fresh and salt water paddles during the month of June, all of which are free and open to the public. Paddlers should plan to arrive at the launch site one half hour before the scheduled launch time. The full paddle schedule with detailed directions to launch sites may be found at coastalrivers.org/events-programs/coastal-rivers-paddlers. Salt water paddles launch at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and are 2 ½ to 3 hours long. Fresh water paddles launch at 10 a.m...
Providence mast stepped; yardarm, bowsprit installed
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:00pm
In a persistent drizzle, the main mast for the sloop
was stepped on Friday, May 17, at the recreational pier in Wiscasset. The huge crane also installed the boom, yardarm and bowsprit. “Starting to look like a ship now,” said Richard Forrest, who has been the unofficial liaison between the town and the team working on the replica Revolutionary War vessel. Forrest also did some electrical and plumbing work on it. The sloop has been worked on in Wiscasset since early fall,...
‘Love the Lake’ Regatta July 20
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:45am
Damariscotta Lake will be the site of the second “Love The Lake” Regatta, hosted by Midcoast Conservancy and Maine Farmland Trust, Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shores of Rolling Acres, MFT’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, in Jefferson will be the site of the event, which will feature “people powered” watercraft, namely kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Participants are welcome to bring their own boats, or use one of the Midcoast Conservancy fleet of paddle boats and boards...
Coast Guard Auxiliary announces 2019 vessel safety check schedule
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:45am
Heading “up to camp” and putting everything back in order after a long winter, like getting your boat ready for a new season, can feel like a chore. Things that worked in the fall may not be in good shape after a seven-month lay-up. Things that were worn out or broken in October didn’t fix themselves over the winter. While discovering that an extended family of mice has turned your best mattress into the Great North Woods Rodent Ritz-Carlton over the winter can be unsettling and costly, that...
Paddle sports safety boating course in June
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:45am
A p addle s ports s afety b oating c ourse will be o ffered by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at USCG Station, 166 McKown Point Rd., Boothbay Harbor on June 3 and 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each night. Rowing, canoeing, and kayaking are great ways to explore Maine’s beautiful coastline. Oar and paddle craft are easily transported and launched most anywhere. It doesn’t take long to get underway and out on the water. Some knowledge about basic paddle craft skills can help you get back safely. Do not...
Bowdoin and Ernestina-Morrissey: restorations draw Bowdoin museum attention
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 9:45am
Two big pieces of sailing history, schooners
, sit a couple hundred feet apart at Bristol Marine in Boothbay Harbor keeping some of the East Coast’s finest shipwrights and craftsmen busy. On May 8, shipyard manager Eric Graves and
project manager Ross Branch led a tour and detailed introduction to the work being done on both vessels. In attendance were local businessman Mark Gimbel, owner of the new Windjammer Emporium , sailing...
Upcoming salt and flatwater paddles with Coastal Rivers Paddlers
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 8:45am
Coastal Rivers Paddlers, formerly the PWA Paddlers, will kick off the 2019 paddling season on Saturday, May 18 with a saltwater paddle to Cabbage Island and Lewis Cove in East Boothbay. Paddlers should meet at the launch site by 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. launch. The launch site is located off of Murray Hill Road in East Boothbay. Detailed directions may be found at coastalrivers.org/events . The paddle will last about three hours. There will be an optional lunch at Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant...
Lighthouse Adventure boat tour June 1
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 9:00pm
Spice up your celebration of spring with the Lighthouse Adventure, an excursion by land and sea exploring the history and mystery of lighthouses in the Boothbay Harbor area on an exclusive expedition with Red Cloak Tours. A portion of the proceeds from the Lighthouse Adventure will benefit the restoration campaign at the historic Burnt Island lighthouse. Departing on Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. aboard the excursion vessel Novelty in Boothbay Harbor, the one-hour cruise through calm inshore...
Local students participate in seaweed research
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 1:30pm
Five local elementary schools harvested their seaweed crop April 25 as part of a Boothbay Sea and Science Center research project. In September, the Center provided Edgecomb Eddy, Boothbay Region, Wiscasset, Southport Central and Whitefield elementary schools with equipment needed for growing seaweed seedlings in their classrooms. For six weeks, students studied seaweed growth in two controlled environments. Two tanks had seawater provided by Bigelow Laboratories in East Boothbay. Three tanks...
Young BRSC sailors make a fine first showing at home regatta
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:30pm
The Boothbay Region Sailing Club (BRSC) held its first invitational regatta of the spring high school season on Saturday, April 27th. Saturday’s regatta was the first of the Pen Bay Sailing League 2019 spring series. The BRSC welcomed sailors from Islesboro High School and the Rockland Conglomerate Team. Under the talented instruction of BRSC coach Chris Liberti, the young team has improved significantly throughout the season and was ready to test its skills against older and more experienced...
All hands on deck at Wiscasset Yacht Club
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 8:15am
Volunteers are key to keeping a DIY (do-it-yourself) yacht club such as Wiscasset Yacht Club running smoothly. On April 7, 34 ready and willing member volunteers turned out for the 67th annual opening day. They were there to help with the yearly tasks of launching docks and sprucing up the clubhouse. With the extra incentive of coffee and an array of pastries waiting at job’s end, both the indoor and outdoor crews completed their work in record time. Launching the docks is a daunting task, but...
Youth sailing program starts in Boothbay Harbor
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 8:30am
The sailing program for students in grades six through 12 has begun for the season in Boothbay Harbor. Director Chris Liberti teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at Boothbay Region High School when he’s not on the water with the kids. He said the sailing program is competitive, but not in a school or Interscholastic Sailing Association sense. There will be regattas. Students can band together with students in other programs and compete as an ad hoc team at the...
Boating safety course at YMCA
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 1:00pm
The United States Power Squadrons® will teach a one-day recreational boating safety course at the Boothbay Region YMCA on Saturday, April 27. This is an eight-hour course which covers Maine boating laws, boat handling, and safety equipment. This a NASBLA certified course with issuance of an operator’s license upon passing the course exam. Completing this course will increase your confidence and skills as a boater and most boat insurance companies offer premium discounts for completion-so start...
Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Festival
All hands are on deck as 57th festival approaches
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 9:00am
The Friends of Windjammer Days have been working diligently the past few months on the 57th annual Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Festival sailing into the harbor June 23-29. This year marks the group’s sixth year at the helm of this week-long event, the longest running of its kind in Maine. And, yes, adding Boothbay Harbor to the Festival name is a new and permanent change to distinguish it from other windjammer festivals in the state. Speaking of windjammers ... might as well start off with...
Sailing Club open house March 14
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 8:30am
On Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Boothbay Region Sailing Club (BRSC) will hold a drop-in Open House for parents of all interested sailors at the new Junior Program Building at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. All high school and middle school students of the Boothbay, Wiscasset, and Damariscotta regions are invited to participate in the exciting high school sport of sailing. We practice Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-6:15 p.m. beginning March 18. Regattas are held on weekends...
YMCA, Power Squadron offer boating safety course
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:00pm
In anticipation of a summer season of boating ahead, the United States Power Squadrons® will teach a one-day recreational boating safety course at the Boothbay Region YMCA on Saturday, April 27. Save the date now! This is an eight-hour course which covers Maine boating laws, boat handling, and safety equipment. This a NASBLA certified course with issuance of an operator’s license upon passing the course exam. Completing this course will increase your confidence and skills as a boater and most...
Edgecomb resident's docked sailboat sinks in Boothbay Harbor; refloated on Jan. 28
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 8:45am
With lots of help from friends, boat owner Kate Rhinehardt said Tuesday that the sailboat was raised in three hours on Monday afternoon and is now afloat. “I really want to give a shout out to Robbie Campbell, to Mike Cusumano, who did the diving job to get the boat afloat, and to others who helped.” said Rhinehardt A sunken sailboat at the end of a dock at Boothbay Harbor restaurant Mystic Mermaid has made a local splash. The boat, owned by Edgecomb resident Kate...
Judge’s decision in U.S. Virgin Islands
Captain Rick Smith acquitted on Seaman’s Manslaughter charges
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 5:15pm
CAMDEN - Captain Rick Smith, 65, of Camden has been acquitted on charges of Seaman’s Manslaughter following a three-day trial that began January 7. According to attorney David Cattie, Esq. of the the St. Thomas-based Cattie Law Firm, a motion for judgement of acquittal was granted by a federal judge with the U.S. Court of the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, January 9. Smith owns and captains the 43-foot sailing vessel
sailing charters out of Camden during the summer and St. John...
‘Lobster War’ to screen at Lincoln Theater
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:15pm
Death threats, accusations of sabotaging lines, stealing gear, and setting traps atop those already in the water, "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds" is a film about the conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. This must-watch, award-winning feature-length documentary film (not rated), is coming to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m. The U.S. and...
Providence docks in Wiscasset
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 3:45pm
The wooden sloop
docked in Wiscasset Harbor Tuesday for repairs expected to take until late spring. The
will require, among other things, new masts and spurs, and restoration of much of its exterior. It will also likely need more work on its engines. On July 10, the select board agreed to the ship being repaired in Wiscasset. It is a 1976 reproduction of an early American Navy vessel that was the young John Paul Jones' first command. The reproduction...
‘Lighthouse, Legends and Lore’ tours return
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:45am
Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Tours are again offering their popular Lighthouse Legends and Lore boat excursions, including a landing on Burnt Island and exploration of the haunted lighthouse station. A portion of the proceeds from the Lighthouse Legends and Lore cruises will go to benefit the restoration campaign at the historic Burnt Island lighthouse, offshore of Boothbay Harbor. The cruises depart from the Maine Maritime Museum (243 Washington St.,Bath) every Saturday at 2 p.m...
Still time to register for Love the Lake Regatta on Damariscotta Lake
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:30am
Midcoast Conservancy’s inaugural Love the Lake Regatta will be held this Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Rolling Acres in Jefferson. Home to the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Rolling Acres has a spectacular stretch of shoreline on Damariscotta Lake and is owned by Maine Farmland Trust, a co-sponsor of the regatta. Designed to be a fun, family-friendly day on one of Midcoast Maine’s most beautiful lakes, the regatta will provide participants with the opportunity to get onto the water...
Register now for the 25th annual Southport Rowgatta Aug. 11
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:45am
Calling all "person-powered" watercraft! The 25th annual Southport Rowgatta, which encompasses 12 nautical miles, is on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Town Landing at Newagen on Southport Island. The event benefits the YMCA’s Aquatics and Healthy Living programs including the free 2nd grade learn to swim program where all 2nd grade students the peninsula learn to swim at the Y for free in partnership with our local elementary schools. Registration and information is available at the Y membership...
BRLT’s ‘Taste For Place’ fundraiser
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:15am
Thursday, Aug. 9 Boothbay Region Land Trust’s (BRLT) summer fundraiser Taste for Place: Wine Tasting & Boat Cruise, 5-9 p.m. Start the evening learning about wines with Sommelier Erica Archer founder of Wise Wines, at Newagen Seaside Inn, the enjoy hand-picked wines and appetizers; the wine education zcontinues aboard the Balmy Days with Capt. Bill Campbell, touring the region for views of land trust preserves. New: an exclusive silent auction with online bidding available to the public...
Wiscasset Yacht Club offering adult sailing classes
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:15am
For adults wishing to learn the art and science of sailing, this is the course for you. The exact contents are customized to suit the knowledge and comfort level of the participants but will cover everything from why the sails work to the specifics of actually making them work. Terminology, boat handling, safety, sail trim, basic weather, knots and rudimentary navigation will be covered, with a little history and possibly some sea stories in the mix. Three weeks of classes run from Aug. 14...
Alna dam change moves to 2019
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 2:15pm
The century-old west abutment at Alna’s Head Tide Dam will stay put this year, an Atlantic Salmon Federation official said Friday. ASF and its partners on the Alna project and two others on the Sheepscot River are now looking to next year for the work Alna nodded in 2017 for the town-owned dam, ASF Vice President of U.S. Programs Andrew Goode said in a phone interview. First Selectman Melissa Spinney said Tuesday, she recently got word from Goode the plans had changed to 2019. “It seems to be...
Another Windjammer Days sails into history
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 2:45pm
It was smooth sailing for the Friends of Windjammer Days, the non-profit volunteer group behind this year’s Windjammer Days Festival. The 56 th annual event marked the group’s fifth year at the helm. “This year went the smoothest yet,” said Dianne Gimbel. “I have to say that its success was due to our incredible group of committed volunteers dedicated to the festival – they are a small army – and the community’s support and love of Windjammer Days.” Dianne and her husband Mark Gimbel received...
Clubs offer marine flare, life raft demonstrations
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 7:15am
America's Boating Club (aka U.S. Power Squadron) will be holding a hands-on flare demo/training session at the Wiscasset Yacht Club on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. The flare instruction will be immediately followed by an in-water demonstration of the proper way to launch and enter an inflatable life raft. The public is invited to join us for these two important safety demonstrations. For details contact: John McMullen, Education Officer, Wawenock Sail & Power Squadron, at email@example.com...
Five tips for boating safety
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 8:45am
Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, machinery failure, and alcohol use rank as the top five primary contributing factors in boating accidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Each could come into play at any time on the water, at any time of the year. Here are five safety tips: Stop the distractions: Being distracted, even for an instant, can make a good day go bad. Before you head out on the water, learn how to use your GPS at the dock, rather than with your head...
Inaugural Damariscotta Lake Paddle Regatta Aug. 11
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:45am
Damariscotta Lake will be the site of the first “Love The Lake” Regatta, hosted by Midcoast Conservancy and Maine Farmland Trust, Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shores of Rolling Acres, MFT’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center in Jefferson, will be the site of the event, which will feature “people powered” watercraft, namely kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Participants are welcome to bring their own boats, or use one of the Midcoast Conservancy fleet of paddle boats and boards...
Shark spotted off Boothbay Harbor coast
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 1:45pm
On Tuesday, July 2, U.S. Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor caught a glimpse of a creature in the water about eight miles out to sea. The crew of the 47-foot lifeboat was out on a case when they slowed the engines, saw movement in the water, and began filming. It was almost undoubtedly a shark and crew members estimated the length at about 20 feet. “I told the (crew) they could put the video up on Facebook, but they said “great white” so I made them change it to ‘a shark.’” said Chief Adam...
Summer Waterfront Concert Series in Bath
Cool music and hot tunes in July
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 1:00pm
The Chocolate Church Arts Center presents the Summer Waterfront Concert Series in the waterfront park on Commercial Street in Bath. Each Saturday in July and August concerts are free, open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. There is a double dip of chocolate when Cold Chocolate perform on Saturday, July 14. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Cold Chocolate regularly perform at venues up and down the east coast. This band has gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. The...
56th Annual Windjammer Days Festival - VIDEO ADDED
Clear Stream Construction tug winners
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:15pm
An enthusiastic crowd gathered on the footbridge and in the adjacent parking lot to cheer on the Tug of War Across the Harbor teams June 30, the final day of the 56th Annual Windjammer Days Festival in Boothbay Harbor. Emcee Doug Gimbel kept things lively with his quick wit and engaging humor. Co-emcee Darrell Gudroe exchanged banter with Gimbel and covered the east side pulls. The Clear Stream Construction crew won every pull - their first against Marden Builders was a beaut, the longest pull...
Blessing of the Fleet kicks off Windjammer Days
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 8:15am
The 2018 Windjammers Days began Sunday with the traditional remembrance of those who died at sea. The Blessing of the Fleet followed. The ceremony at the Fishermen’s Memorial marked the 35th meeting to commemorate the lost seamen including the reading of the names by clergymen John O’Donnell and Richard Rego. Smith Climo sang the Navy Hymn and led those present in singing “Amazing Grace." Following the service and the Coast Guard Honor Guard's laying of a floral wreath, the clergy and audience...
Hand-crafted award marks 29th Sheepscot River Race on June 30
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:00am
Master craftsman Christopher Augustus likes to take on new challenges. So, when he received a request to design and carve an award that would be unique to Wiscasset’s Sheepscot River Race, he said yes. “It was an unusual invitation,” said Augustus, which he couldn’t turn down. Augustus, who makes full-sized wooden sea kayaks, says he liked the idea of making something much smaller for an award. The award, he says, “is not a kayak, not a canoe, but an abstraction of a small boat.” On Saturday,...
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Event: Wed, Aug 21 - 10:30 am
Artists paint live during this month’s Wiscasset Art Walk
Event: Thu, Aug 29 - 5:00 pm
Plein Air Painting Day at Castle Tucker
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 10:00 am
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Event: Fri, Aug 23 - 10:00 am
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Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:00 pm
Fourth annual Tomato Festival
Event: Sun, Aug 25 - 10:00 am
American Legion breakfast buffet
Event: Sun, Aug 25 - 7:00 am
24th annual DaPonte Candlelight Concert Sept. 8
Event: Sun, Sep 8 - 7:00 pm
Boothbay Harbor Opera House: Blues master Chris Thomas King
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 7:30 pm
Le Vent du Nord at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House
Event: Fri, Aug 23 - 7:30 pm
Dinner at the Wiscasset Senior Center
Event: Wed, Aug 21 - 5:00 pm
Poetry as a Collaborative Expression
Event: Wed, Sep 11 - 1:30 pm
Vision Issues as We Age
Event: Tue, Sep 24 - 1:00 pm
Quarry Hill Assisted Living Open House
Event: Wed, Sep 11 - 4:00 pm
Author David Rosenfelt next guest speaker
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 7:00 pm
Boogie-woogie returns to Boothbay Harbor Opera House
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 7:30 pm
Guest ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser Ken Gloss at BHML
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 2:30 pm
County Democrats to meet U.S. Senate candidate
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 6:30 pm
Harbor Peer & Wellness Center Community Drum Circle
Event: Fri, Aug 23 - 6:00 pm
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