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3 Weeks Ago 06:32 AM
capecodda
Re: Maine

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Absent an emergency, there will be no night arrivals in rocky minefield of Maine.
Agree.. the biggest problem is not hitting the mind field of lobstah traps in the dark. I've been Yarmouth NS to Mt Desert, ended up arriving early and actually stopped and drifted about 10 miles out when the pots started to appear and waited for daylight. What's all those little dots on the radar, oh I see now.....
3 Weeks Ago 06:28 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Maine

Looks like we're going to be on the Maine coast for the fourth of July.

Any suggestions on where to be for the festivities? Or, as important, where to avoid? It would probably be nice to see some fireworks.
3 Weeks Ago 07:54 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Maine

Absent an emergency, there will be no night arrivals in rocky minefield of Maine.
3 Weeks Ago 05:02 PM
jhwelch
Re: Maine

If arriving in the dark Rockland would be a lot easier to get into than the places that have already been discussed....but you probably already know that. :P

-jonathan
4 Weeks Ago 07:28 PM
TomMaine
Re: Maine

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I needed to get back aboard to my Taft book and just arrived. No shack as I thought I recalled.

However, several takeout options, it says. Swan's Island Boathouse reportedly has ice cream, sandwiches, produce and will cook lobster and chowder and deliver them to your boat! Trafton's wharf reportedly sells cooked lobster, clams and scallops. Then, Underwater Taxi reportedly sells lobster, steamers, scallops, crabmeat, chowder and fish and will cook what you want for a fee.

Any sound familiar? Could be dated info. I have the fifth edition, copyright 2008.

I'm sure they are predominantly commercial ops. Couple of tips on how to buy diesel, while the fleet is out too. Great book.
We didn't see any of those in 2013(I think), 5 years beyond that Taft edition.

We may have been there during the week instead of the weekend, but it was August.

Things change every season on the islands. I would be prepared(warn your crew) to cook and eat onboard.

If there are options at Burnt Coat, that will be great news to hear.
4 Weeks Ago 06:12 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Maine

I still think it will be Plan A. Well protected and no worries to find anchorage or mooring, with good access from the passage. Food was a bonus, although, my wife may set diff priorities. Should I just point her to the book and shrug my shoulders after we get there? Devil on one shoulder, angel on the other. Problem is, the devil is always wielding a pitchfork and the angel is defenseless.
4 Weeks Ago 06:03 PM
capecodda
Re: Maine

My most recent visit aligns with Tom's data. The place on the warf where the lobster boats go would sell you some live ones, but that was about it last visit.

If the weather is good, you could go over to Long Island (Frenchboro) which is only a couple of miles away. They've got a couple of places that will cook something up for you. Last year the inner moorings (which are a stretch for your boat) where no longer rented (although you could take one most days), but there were a number of moorings a bit further out available for rent that could take your boat. Since they are a bit less sheltered, I'd consider this on more a of a settled prevailing SW night, where Burnt Coat is all weather. You could make this call based on weather on your approach. I've anchored there but it's a pebbly bottom not the best holding.
4 Weeks Ago 05:53 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Maine

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There were no restaurants, no lobster shacks visible when we were there last. I don't recall a single business except those involved in the commercial fishery at Burnt Coat.

There may have been a small home based bakery with a tea room. It had no advertised hours or fare, maybe a guest house or B&B?
I needed to get back aboard to my Taft book and just arrived. No shack as I thought I recalled.

However, several takeout options, it says. Swan's Island Boathouse reportedly has ice cream, sandwiches, produce and will cook lobster and chowder and deliver them to your boat! Trafton's wharf reportedly sells cooked lobster, clams and scallops. Then, Underwater Taxi reportedly sells lobster, steamers, scallops, crabmeat, chowder and fish and will cook what you want for a fee.

Any sound familiar? Could be dated info. I have the fifth edition, copyright 2008.

I'm sure they are predominantly commercial ops. Couple of tips on how to buy diesel, while the fleet is out too. Great book.
4 Weeks Ago 09:37 AM
TomMaine
Re: Maine

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post

I thought I read you could grab a bite in Burnt Cove. Lobster shack sort of thing I thought I recalled. Taft books is aboard and I'm heading back out tonight.
There were no restaurants, no lobster shacks visible when we were there last. I don't recall a single business except those involved in the commercial fishery at Burnt Coat.

There may have been a small home based bakery with a tea room. It had no advertised hours or fare, maybe a guest house or B&B?
4 Weeks Ago 08:50 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Maine

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.....Anywhere between the Western shore of Penobscot Bay and MDI, be prepared with fuel, provisions and water. There are few options in the island areas.
Excellent point. We should be fine for quite a while. Our water tankage will usually last for the full two weeks, but we'll opportunistically top up somewhere. Even if we motored the entire trip from RI, I would burn maybe half our fuel.

I thought I read you could grab a bite in Burnt Cove. Lobster shack sort of thing I thought I recalled. Taft books is aboard and I'm heading back out tonight.
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