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Good Maine cruising guide?

'lo All -

We'll be chartering in Maine in a couple of weeks around the Booth Bay down to Portland area. There are about 30 different cruising guides for this area available on the market. Does anyone have any recommendations as to which ones are good? I'm not looking as much for full charts as I am for recommendations on anchorages, restaurants, chandleries, must see areas, etc.

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Personally, I like this book. It has all of the New England coast covered.
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As a Mainer I can tell you there is only....

One official guide and it's called "A Cruising Guide To The Maine Coast".. See my Maine Coast cruising Photo Galleries at the link below my signature. It's a good snapshot into what Maine looks like fram a sailors perspective...

http://www.coastguides.com/guides.html

Some nice places to stay close to Boothbay if you are on the hook are:

Seal Cove (up the Damariscotta River)
Love Cove (through Townsend Gut from Boothbay)
Damariscove Island

For moorings

Robinhood Cove
Sebasco Harbor
Round Pond
Tennants Harbor
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I used the Cruising Guide to Maine and the Pilot Book of course. I love Maine and had a wonderful time cruising it. Enjoy!
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See my Maine Coast cruising Photo Galleries at the link below my signature. It's a good snapshot into what Maine looks like fram a sailors perspective...
Love the pictures... here are a few of mine from a cruise we did last year:

http://labatt.dandd.com/v/maine2005/

My favorite is the second to last one - Lighthouse outside Boothbay Harbor, ME.

Boothbay is one of my favorite areas in Maine. I want to get a cruising guide so we can plan our trip out a little better this year than last.
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Do you tow your Precision to Maine or do you charter when you get here???
We're chartering a 48' custom steel sloop when we're up there. We weekend frequently (every other week) on our Precision on Lake Champlain or Lake Ontario, but I don't think it would be too comfortable as a family of four to spend a week on it. Also, with it's hull design, it's not the most comfortable boat when on the hook in rougher waters.
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