Posts Tagged 'Schooners'

Welcome Ernestina-Morrissey

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We don’t want to brag, but have we mentioned lately that the men and women that build and repair ships here on the peninsula are some of the finest in the world?

Don’t take our word for it, just ask the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, who have just awarded a $6M contract to the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard for several years of repair and restoration work on the Ernestina-Morrissey. Like the Bounty before her, we should be able ...

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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.

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

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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.

So, when ...

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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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