Archive for May, 2009

Rent your own lobster trap!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Captain Jack Lobster Tours here Rockland Maine has a great offer for you. They will now rent a lobster trap for the season and you get all the lobsters caught in the trap. They guarantee a minimum of 25 lbs! The price is $250 and they will even invite you on board for a free ride to see your trap hauled. They may even let you help!! Shipping is available at an extra cost. Captain Jack also provides lobstes boat tours of Rockland Harbor wherein they will explaing how the lobstering industry works here in Maine. I’ve been out with him several times and it a great fun. this is one of the many exciting and fun things to do during a stay at LimeRock Inn.

Pink Lady Slippers

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

This is an amazing time of the season where you can see a rare site in the Maine wilderness. Pink Lady Slippers, a native wild orchid, are in bloom at the Coast Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. They have a research project that monitors the populations of these beautiful plants. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is just an hour drive from the LimeRock Inn and makes for a wonderful day trip during your stay in Rockland Maine.

Limestone Quarries

Monday, May 11th, 2009

You can’t talk about Rockland without mentioning its’ deep ties to the lime industry. Rockland had the deepest lime quarry in the world at one time. Lime quarried and processed right here in 1800′s has been used all over the world. At one time, there were 125 lime kilns along the water front. There are many abandoned quarries along a stretch of road approaching the west side of town. For more information on a wonderful book on the subject entitled “Rockland Area Lime Industries”, click HERE.

Lobsters, Lighthouses & Luxury Offered During the Month of June

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Join us to celebrate Maine lighthouses in the month of June. We provide the luxury. Our beautiful and rugged coast provides the lighthouses and lobsters. All that’s missing is you! This great getaway package includes ALL of the following:

•Two tickets to the Maine Lighthouse Museum (special guided tours will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am)
•Guided tour of Rockland’s Breakwater Lighthouse and autographed copy of “The Lighthouse at Rockland Breakwater, Then and Now” by Ted Panayotoff on Wednesdays at 10am (weather permitting)
•Official Maine Lighthouse Map and driving map for six area lighthouses
•Illustrated Commemorative Maine Lighthouse Book
•Two tickets on Captain Jack’s Lobster Adventure, so you can learn lobster lore from a real Maine lobsterman
•$50 in Mid-Coast Money redeemable for an authentic lobster dinner for two at participating restaurants
•Two whimsical lobster hats
•A chocolate seascape prepared by local chocolatier, Safe Harbor Chocolates
Two-night packages range from $395 to $493 (add a 3rd night and save 25% off the published room rate). If you want even more, Windjammer sunset cruises, scenic plane rides to view remote lighthouses, or a beach picnic can also be arranged. Click HERE to check availability or book a room. Or click HERE to visit the LimeRock Inn’s hompage for other offerings.

Jamie Wyeth Exhibit Starts May 16th

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Jamie Wyeth’s exhibit, Seven Deadly Sins, opens May 16th at the Farnworth Art Museum and Wyeth center in Rockland. From the Farnsworth website, “The exhibition of Jamie Wyeth’s 2007 series of paintings, The Seven Deadly Sins, is a rare example of a contemporary artist taking on a subject long associated with the history of Christian art. The subject’s focus is human frailty, specifically the sins of pride, envy, anger, greed, sloth, gluttony, and lust, codified as the seven deadly sins in the writings of the late thirteenth-century Dominican, Saint Thomas Aquinas.” The exhibit runs through august 30th. Learn more here.

Spring is here!!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The grass is green, the birds are chirping and the heat hasn’t come on in four days!! It was a long winter.