Posts Tagged 'Schooner'

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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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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Rain, rain. . . Oh, for cryin’ out loud!

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If you live anywhere near the East Coast, you’ve spent the last forty days and forty nights listening to the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops hitting absolutely everything.

Those of us that live here in the harbor understand that, environmentally speaking, we live in a temperate rainforest, and like the Brits we are used to rain.

I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.
I love this shot of the schooner in the fog.

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Eating Out & Eating Outside

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I can’t vouch for the rest of the country, but here in New England (and especially in Maine), not only do we eat out alot, but we also eat outside alot. Sometimes we even eat alot outside, but that’s for another post, OK?

As soon as the snow melts, we’re looking for a picnic spot. I’m ...

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