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There is also Handy Boat in Falmouth, just north of Portland. A bit exposed, but they have a launch and you have Casco Bay from great day sails. There is no problem getting a mooring there, but of course it's pricier than the town moorings.
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I remember seeing your boat in the harbor. Even though we lived in Camden, we were on the mooring list for 9 years and only moved up 11 spots.
I much preferred Rockport anyway. We will be returning to Rockport after we spend a year in Jamestown, RI.
I could not agree more that Penobscott Bay sailing is the best in New England.

By the way: I saw a picture of you and your boat on the blog of Esmerelde-I think it was taken in Pulpit Harbor.

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Hi Dick, I got you mixed up with the original poster. You're already here! I sat out hurricane Irene with Dorsey and Bruce in Pulpit Harbor. They were kind enough to invite me to dinner as well. Nice folks.

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We don't have much criteria - just a looking for a nice home, maybe on the water or with a view and reasonable taxes. Access to good sailing is important but that doesn't rule out much on coastal Maine as far as we can tell...
Here is my 2 cents worth:

Buy a home on the Sheepscott River in North Edgecomb Maine.

That river leads to the open ocean fairly quickly, is generally 90 feet deep, is just outside of Wiscasset and just North of Boothbay Harbor.

Beautiful area, many homes have their own docks. So, you could dock your boat there, and take her out in the winter.
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We don't have much criteria - just a looking for a nice home, maybe on the water or with a view and reasonable taxes. Access to good sailing is important but that doesn't rule out much on coastal Maine as far as we can tell...
When contemplating a move to Maine I would suggest the following:
1. Rent before you buy to be certain that the winter climate is to your liking. True anywhere, but especially in a location where the winters are long and cold.

2. Investigate the tax situation. The income tax in Maine is very progressive and high. If you have a reasonable income and relocate from a low or medium income tax state, you will be shocked at the level in Maine.

3. If you are interested in waterfront property, investigate the property taxes as well. Likely to be much higher than non-waterfront.

Maine is beautiful in the summer but there are offsetting issues to be investigated.

From experience.
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