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“This was a real nice Clambake…”

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As you may know, the movie version of the musical Carousel was filmed in Boothbay Harbor.

While checking in some guests today I learned of a personal connection they have to that movie and this place. Jerry’s brother, Bill Foster, was a dancer in Carousel as well as a number of other Hollywood musicals of that era (Bandwagon, Stars and Stripes Forever).

Shirley Jones with Boothbay Harbor in the background
That is our harbor in ...

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The Bounty is Lost!

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Just a week or so ago, if you walked out onto our breakfast deck, you could see these archaic masts and full rigging standing taller than the trees. As it has been several times over the past ten years, the HMS Bounty was in dry dock at the bottom of McKown Hill.

The HMS Bounty in dry dock at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.
The HMS Bounty
in dry dock at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard

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Here we build ships.

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Stand on our breakfast deck looking out over the harbor, and then gaze to your right. The wooden masts you see belong to the HMS Bounty. Built as a prop for the 1962 film, it was destined to be burnt after the movie. When he found out, that $%@& Pain-In-The-Butt Marlon Brando decided that if they burnt the ship, he would not make the movie.

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Breakfast of Champions

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Buy Local. Hire Local. But more important, we here the Welch House believe that we should be making a personal commitment to our State and the people that live here.

Elle Logan, from Boothbay Harbor, shows off her gold medal after the 2008 Olympics
Elle Logan
Olympic Gold Medal Winner 2008 & 2012

This is Elle. She was both a housekeeper and a front Desk Clerk for us in 2006. Like many of the ...

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50th Annual Windjammer Days 6/24 – 6/27

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Once upon a time, in this land that we call home, there were greats ships that moved in and out of Boothbay Harbor.

The Welch House and Boothbay Harbor in the late 19c with multiple schooners
Boothbay Harbor from McKown Hill
in the late 19th century.

They carried ice from nearby ponds, there was a fishery and a fish oil company. We canned lobsters and made fertilizer. All the while great ships moved in and ...

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