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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 ...

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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 ...

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“You’ve never seen his face on a bubblegum card, have you?”

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I know I’m dating myself with this comment, but it was part of a cartoon (Peanuts) exchange between Lucy and Schroeder discussing the importance of Beethoven. Lucy’s standard for relative importance was being immortalized on a bubblegum card, (remember them?), and while Schroeder felt Beethoven’s body of work spoke for itself, Lucy was withholding judgement until she saw his face ...

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Reggae Church with the Dani Tribesmen

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Winters are cold here. And quiet.

But we hardy Yankees always manage to find an enjoyable way of passing the dark months. A couple of years ago, local musician Dave Gagne approached McSeagull’s owner Ralph Smith with an idea to help them both. His wildly popular reggae band, the Dani Tribesmen, are known for their sell-out cruises on Sunday nights during ...

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The World is Mine Oyster

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In my last blog I talked about our buddies at Wicked Joe, and how important we thought it was to buy and serve as much fresh, local food that you could.

In Boothbay Harbor, we are lucky enough to live in the middle of a good food galaxy, and Ralph & Elena Smith are going where no Foodie has gone before. ...

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