Archive for June, 2009

Rockland’s Windjammers

Monday, June 15th, 2009

In yesterday’s post, I spoke of the new schooner marina at Lermond’s Cove but failed to mention the three schooners docked there.  They are the The J&E Riggin, The Stephen Taber & The Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch.  Of course, Rockland does have the largest fleet of historic Windjammers in the country.  You can check out the rest of them here

Lermond Cove Schooner Marina, Rockland Maine

Lermond Cove Schooner Marina, Rockland Maine

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New Schooner Marina in Rockland’s Lermond Cove

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Since yesterday was so incredubly beautiful out, I decided to take the camera and walk down to Rockland’s new schooner marina at Lermond Cove.  Currently, three historic windjammers dock there.  These vessles offer a unique sailing experience in Penobscot Bay. From the Maine Windjammer

Maine Windjammers

Maine Windjammers

 website:

“Maine and the windjammer fleet go hand in hand.  Nowhere else in North America will you find such a large, historic fleet of traditional sailing vessels. Thousands of wild and pristine islands dot the Maine coast, providing unlimited anchorages for the windjammers.  Wildlife abounds, with bald eagles, porpoises and seals sighted on every cruise. In the fleet’s home waters of Penobscot Bay, there are hundreds of anchorages just waiting to be explored. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, to explore where the big ships can’t go, a Maine windjammer can get you there.”

Why Rockland Rocks!

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Cafe MirandaSo last night, we got lucky (in many ways).  I just realized how that sounds, so get your mind out of the gutter.  What I mean to say is that our check-ins arrived early; we had a full house; and we were able to sneak downtown for dinner out on a Saturday night.

We walked into Cafe Miranda to see Denise and Tom Perkins (former owners of LimeRock Inn) and longtime Penobscot Bay sailing enthusiasts.  Kerry had the night off, but had stopped in for a minute, so we got to visit with him too.  We sat outside under the canvas with the warmth of the fire.  It was turning out to be a great night.

Kerry and his friend, Chris, joined us for a drink, then headed on their way.  Karla, as always, took special care of us.  And we struck up a conversation with the couple, Bob and Karen, sitting at the next table.  Turns out they are vacationing on the midcoast from suburban Philly.  Although their first time in the area, Karen had done a tremendous amount of research.  So, they sounded like oldtimers.

Our entrees came; their appetizers, then entrees came; and the conversation just moved freely from topic to topic.  It was just one of those relaxing, outdoor dinners that make Cafe Miranda special.  Bob and Karen are great people and the evening reminded us why we left New Jersey for a truly better life in Maine.  It was a night filled with old friends and “new” old friends.  One of many in this special place called Rockland.

Small Wedding Package at LimeRock Inn

Friday, June 12th, 2009

LimeRock Inn WeddingToday we had a couple that took advantage of our small wedding package.  What is so great is to hear what a wonderful time they are having and that they were so happy to have found us.  We take care of everything: cake, topper, bouquet, boutinierre, champagne, officiant, location and photography.  This photo was from today’s wedding.  Click here for all the details of the package.

Land & Seascape Package

Monday, June 1st, 2009


We have partnered with the Maine Windjammer Associate to provide an exclusive Land & Sea Package. This package includes all the elements for a getaway you won’t soon forget. Click here for more details.

Maine In America celebration

Monday, June 1st, 2009


The Maine in America Celebration is a ten-day festival starting June 18th in the midcoast that celebrates Maine’s role in American art. This year’s recipient of the Maine in America award goes to world renowned artist, Robert Indiana. Among the many events taking place over the course of the 10 days will be a new play about sculptor Louis Nevelson called The Occupant by Edward Albee. Saturday the 20th, Rockland celebrates Summer Solstice. Main Street will be closed to traffic and music and festivities will abound. Rooms are still available at LimeRock Inn. Please click here for the full schedule of events.