Day 3; Monday 22 July 2019

Boothbay Harbor

Updated: 19 July 2019

BoothBay Harbor - Inner Harbor

Chart of Boothbay Harbor

Port Captains:

  • Alice & Andy Mutch

Cruise / Fleet Activity:

  • Navigate from The Basin to Boothbay Harbor

Venue:

  • Boothbay Hrbor Yacht Club

Schedule of Activities:

July 22, Monday – Arrive Boothbay Harbor
- 1200 hrs. ETA: Greeted by private launches with surprise gifts
- Silent auction set up for Jr Sailing Program
- 1400: Tech Dinghy Races with BHYC members
- 1430-1730: BHYC cash bar open
- 1600-1700- Casual Meet and Greet: Corinthian Afterguard , racers, BHYC Officers and Jr Sailing members and racers
- 1645-1700: bus trip #1 to Southport Island YC (SPYC) from Whale Park and BHYC
- 1715-1730: bus trip #2 to SPYC “
- 1745-1800: bus trip #3 to SPYC “
- 1800-2015 (sunset): Southport YC lobster feast (BYOB)
- Menu: - clam chowder, ½ lb. steamers, 1 ½ lb. lobster, potato, corn on cob, rotisserie grilled chicken, blueberry pie - return for extra lobster while they last
- Vegetarian: wood grilled vegetables, corn, potato, pie
- Children under 16: hot dogs, burgers, mac and cheese, pie
- 2000- 2130 three (3) bus trips from SPYC to Whales Park and BHYC - 2230 – BHYC Launch service ends

Moorings:

  • Port Captains, Alice & Andy Mutch, have developed a number of mooring options for Cruise participants to consider: Moorings & Slips in BBH for July 22 & 23 2019

  • Some are available through Dockwa as marked.

  • BHYC (Dockwa)
    • Usually about 10 guest moorings good for boats to about 80’.
    • With the mooring fee ($40/nite) guests get launch service (0800 to sunset – or later of we pay a launch driver), ice, laundry, food/bar service, trash disposal, and Andy & Alice with cars.
    • No slips.
    • Potable water is available at the float with about 15’ of deep water at the face.
    • Additional moorings may be available if members are away or are willing to temporarily re-locate their own boats.
    • Guests may anchor just outside our mooting field and for the same fee ($40/nite) the launch will pick-up and return them during the same hours and all other amenities will be made available.
    • 1.3 mile walk to town center. 1.8 miles to Hannaford’s grocery. Taxis are available.
    • 3 June 2019: No moorings available; requests are put on a wait-list.
  • Bristol Marine & Boothbay Harbor Shipyard (Dockwa) ,(formerly Samples Shipyard)
    • 120 Commercial Street , Boothbay Harbor, ME. (207) 633-3171
    • moorings $40/night
  • Carousel Marina
    • 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-2922
    • This marina on the East side of the harbor offers about 15 moorings (at $40/nite) and about 8 slips (at @3.50/ft/nite)
    • Valvtec Diesel, gas, water, ice, bar and restaurant with great sunsets and trash pick-up.
    • Reservations are required and they fill up quickly (although they are in good shape for us right now).
    • The BHYC launch does not offer service to the marina but Alice & I can offer some personal taxi service with notice. - The marina is a medium but level walk into town via the footbridge. 0.8 mile walk to town center. Taxis are available.
    • 3 June 2019: Not on Dockwa; No slips available; Moorings were availble
  • Tugboat Inn
    • 80 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-4434
    • This Marina is located right downtown and it features a nice restaurant as well as about 10 moorings (at $35 & $45/nite) and about 15 slips (at $3.25/ft/nite).
    • As it is located within the downtown area, it fills up quickly.
    • BHYC launch does not serve this marina but, as above, Alice & I can offer some personal taxi service with notice. 0.1 mile walk to town center .
  • Hodgdon Marina (Dockwa)
    • 85 McFarland Point Dr. Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-2970 (formerly Wotton’s Wharf)
    • This marina offers a few moorings (3or 4) at $35/nite - Diesel fuel, gas and water are available along with showers and laundry.
    • There is room for dinghy tie-up. The BHYC launch does not serve this marina but Hodgdon can provide launch service to their moorings and to BHYC with notice.
    • Guests can easily walk into town & back. This marina usually attracts the larger yachts so it will fill up quickly. 0.5 mile walk to town center.
  • Boothbay Harbor Marina (Dockwa)
    • 15 Wharf Street, Pier One, Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-6003 - Dock Only $3.35-$4.50/ft/nite
  • Bottom line: Slips & moorings are available now but that will not last very long. All captains should make their own reservations ASAP!

Anchorage

  • There is an anchorage in the western, outer harbor
  • It is principally used by large vessels
  • The area is deep and there are a number of permanent moorings to be avoided.

Dockage

  • Brown’s Wharf,
    • 121 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor ME (207) 633-5440
    • This marina offers some slips (at $3.50/ft/nite) by reservation.
    • They, too, fill up quickly. Our BHYC launch does not serve this marina but, again, Alice & I can offer some persona taxi service with notice.
    • The marina is a medium but level walk into town via the footbridge. 0.8 mile walk to town center. Taxis are available.
  • Carousel Marina
    • 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-2922
    • This marina on the East side of the harbor offers about 8 slips (at @3.50/ft/nite)
    • Valvtec Diesel, gas, water, ice, bar and restaurant with great sunsets and trash pick-up.
    • Reservations are required and they fill up quickly (although they are in good shape for us right now).
    • The BHYC launch does not offer service to the marina but Alice & I can offer some personal taxi service with notice. - The marina is a medium but level walk into town via the footbridge. 0.8 mile walk to town center. Taxis are available.
    • 3 June 2019: Not on Dockwa; No slips available; Moorings were availble Hodgdon Marina (Dockwa)
    • 85 McFarland Point Dr. Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-2970 (formerly Wotton’s Wharf)
    • This marina offers dockage for about 8 boats, rafting is allowed so maybe 16 boats at $3.50/ft/nite plus power.
    • Diesel fuel, gas and water are available along with showers and laundry.
    • There is room for dinghy tie-up. The BHYC launch does not serve this marina but Hodgdon can provide launch service to their moorings and to BHYC with notice.
    • Guests can easily walk into town & back. This marina usually attracts the larger yachts so it will fill up quickly. 0.5 mile walk to town center.
  • Tugboat Inn
    • 80 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-4434
    • This Marina is located right downtown and it features a nice restaurant as well as about 15 slips (at $3.25/ft/nite).
    • As it is located within the downtown area, it fills up quickly.
    • BHYC launch does not serve this marina but, as above, Alice & I can offer some personal taxi service with notice. 0.1 mile walk to town center

Navigation

  • Charts: 13296, 13293 & 13288
  • Chart Kits: 61, 62 & 18
  • July 23rd. On Maggie, a 19 foot runabout (red) we plan to meet and greet each boat in order to answer questions and give directions to those who have not been here before. We’ll be on channel 9. Check in with us as you enter the harbor, we have a surprise for you!
  • Boothbay Harbor is well-known as one of the best harbors along the coast of Maine because it is large, well-protected and easy to enter under almost all conditions.
  • The visiting yachtsmen will find most of the usual services they might need and it is well-placed whether one if travelling Down East or coming back from an extended voyage heading west.
  • Harbor Approach
    • From the west, pass Seguin Island on either side and then head towards green bell “1C” off the tip of Southport Island, Leave that and the small, rocky islands of Cuckholds Light to port and pass either side of Squirrel Island. If you stay west of Squirrel Island, locate red lighted buoy “4” and pass between it and Burnt Island with its distinctive lighthouse.
    • Head to red lighted mark “8” of the tip of Tumbler Island, leaving that small island to starboard. You are now inside Boothbay Harbor – Welcome!
    • If you are heading to the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, stay towards the western side of the harbor and follow the shoreline until you come to our mooring field just past the Aquarium which sits high above the water to port. Our launch driver will be standing by on VHF Ch. 9 for your call (“BHYC Launch”).
    • If you are heading to Hodgdon Marina, pass by the BHYC mooring field and continue straight ahead until you see the large and high marina pier. This marina monitors VHR Ch. 9 for arriving boats. You can expect to berth starboard-side too and rafting boats two-abreast is permitted.
    • NOTE: We recommend that you NOT pass between Harbor Island and the shore without local knowledge, although the passage is deep enough and marked.
    • If you are heading farther into the harbor from Tumbler Island, stay towards the eastern side and pass among the many moored boats but not too close to shore until you come to, first, Carousel Marina and then, right next door, Brown’s Wharf. Both of these marinas monitor VHF Ch. 9 for arriving vessels.
    • The small island in the inner harbor has serious ledges all around so pass this island carefully. Leaving the island to port, you can easily make your way over to the Tugboat Inn and its slips. This marina also monitors VHF Ch. 9 for arriving vessels.

Fuel

  • Fuel is available at the Carousel Marina (Valvtect) and at Hodgdon Marina (no additives, but they are available if desired).
  • All the marinas provide gasoline, water, ice, trash collection, showers, laundry facilities, restaurants, either on-site or nearby, and all are within reasonable walking distance to the center of the village (although both Carousel and Brown’s are about ½ a mile from the center using the footbridge).

Dinghy Dock

  • Dinghs can come to town at the Town Dock called Whale Park or marinas and the BHYC which is 1.4 mi from center of town

Food

  • Local Restaurants Directory Webpage
  • Breakfast & Lunch
    • Blue Moon Café
    • Waves
    • Mama D’s (cash only but recommended)
    • Red Cup Coffee
    • Tugboat Inn.
  • Lunch
    • Boathouse Bistro
    • Mine Oyster
    • McSeagull’s (open late nights)
    • Baker’s Way
    • Thistle Inn
    • Dunton’s Doghouse
    • Whales Tail
  • Alice & Andy Mutch's Favorites to Munch!
    1 Mine Oyster $$
    2 Ports of Italy \[$ 3 Oliver’s $\]
    4 Newagen Inn \[$$ 5 Sprucepoint Inn $$\]
    6 Thistle Inn $$$
    7 Tugboat Inn $$
    8 Robinson’s Wharf $$

Transportation

  • No Uber or Lyft available
  • Local cab services:
    • BoBo's Coastal Cabs (207-380-8182)
    • Riverside Cab Co (207-633-3859)
    • Boothbay Taxi (207-380-1409).
  • Alice & Andy Mutch, and several other BHYC Members, will offer local taxi services as we can (SEE THE SCHEDULE). 410 353 3861 or 410 212 1839.

Provisioning

  • There is a small grocery store on Commercial Street in the village center
  • There is large Super Market, Hannaford’s, about ½ mile out of town on Rt. 27N.
  • Just beyond Hannaford’s on the right is Pinkham’s Gourmet Market which is outstanding for seafood, meets, and other high end products - well worth the short car ride.

Healthcare

  • Lincoln Health - St. Andrew’s Campus provides Urgent Care services in Boothbay Harbor from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day. The facility is located near BHYC and it provides urgent care services to walk-ins. No appointments needed
  • If one needs hospital care we have the Boothbay Region Ambulance Service available 24/7 via the 911 system and patients are transported to either of two hospitals, each about 30 minutes away from the harbor.

Things to Do

  • Costal Maine Botanical Garden
    • Located a few miles NW of Boothbay Harbor, this is a magical garden well worth the visit.
    • It can be reached by a short cab ride from town. It can also be reached by water — although not a straightforward effort.
      • Open daily
 - April 15 through October 31; 9am – 5pm
      • Members: Free
 - Adults: $18
 - Seniors (65+): $16
 - Children (3 -17): $9
 - Children under 3: Free
  • Maine State Aquarium, Boothbay Harbor.
    • Located at the W end of the harbor near the Yacht Club. A small aquarium that displays the sealife common to Maine. Can be reached by dinghy.
Almanac




Boothbay Harbor Monday, July 22




Tides:
H
0307
8.9

L
0921
0.6

H
1534
8.5
Sunset:
2014