The annual cruise is an excellent way to explore parts of the spectacular Maine coast and to perfect your boating skills while in the great company of fellow club members. Each year we try to vary the cruise to keep it interesting to return cruisers while returning to one or two favorite ports. We also try to provide a variety of ports including a mixture of island gunkholes which are quiet and serene, and landside ports which offer shopping and provisions.
We make our way down the coast (east, that is) to Penobscot Bay where there are an endless number of spectacular spots to visit or to anchor.
The cruise schedule is purposely left loose and informal with no expectation that everyone will be in the same spot at the same time. We recognize that each boat and each boater have different ideas about how much distance should be covered each day. If you would like to begin with us and then go your own way, that is fine. If you would like to spend one night with the group, then catch up three days later, that is fine as well. The goal is to make this a fun and comfortable trip for everyone.
All plans are very subject to weather. If the seas and/or weather make reaching the next planned port unwise, we will change course.
We will try to stay in contact via e-mail. In most areas we are able to get a phone signal and can either read an e-mail message or hear a phone message.
If you have any interest in joining our group this year,please send Deb Loveitt an email at email@example.com and she will keep you posted on the plans.
Saturday, July 23
Boothbay or Damariscove – Individual choice. Damariscove Island is a lovely sheltered cove with room for several boats to anchor. For those who prefer a shore mooring and the company of other crewmates at a local eatery Boothbay will be our first stop.
Sunday, July 24
Port Clyde – This is a lovely working port with a quaint general store and the famous Linda Bean lobster rolls.
Monday, July 25
Camden – Picturesque harbor where you’ll need to call ahead for moorings
Tuesday, July 26
Pulpit Harbor (North Haven) –
Said to be the most beautiful view on Penobscot Bay, a roomy harbor to anchor.
Wednesday, July 27
Warren Island (Islesboro) – LOBSTER BAKE – Here we will have our beach lobster bake and enjoy this beautiful state park.
Thursday, July 28
Tenants Harbor – Always a good port in a storm or a jumping off point on the trip home!
Friday, July 29
Five Islands (Sheepscot River) – This is a small but lovely anchorage well on the way home.
Saturday, July 30