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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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“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 on a bubblegum card.

May I present Elle Logan, Stanford graduate, Olympic Champion and former Welch House employee. She’s a ...

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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 the summer. What about offering brunch on Sunday afternoons in the winter, complete with live music? Hence “Reggae Church” was ...

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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. At least in Boothbay Harbor.

Their latest dream is Mine Oyster, a Raw Bar and Gathering Place with room ...

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The Welch House Inn & Wicked Joe

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One of more enjoyable aspects of having a Bed & Breakfast is being being to call the shots concerning the menu, and being a Bed & Breakfast in Maine affords us some extraordinary ingredient choices.

Local fresh blueberries and other fruit, crabs, lobster, vegetables, herbs, eggs, coffee, cheese, maple syrup, honey, the list goes on and on. All these ingredients find their way to your plate courtesy of innumerable professionals around the state. I want to take a posting or two ...

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