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Aug 30, 2011 - Beautiful Camden

As we cleared the anchorage in Smith Cove, the cell rang and determined our next port of call. Betty and Klass van Esselstyn on Moon Beam have been cruising friends from Beaufort, SC and they were still hunkered down in Camden. "Come right on over, the town is a gem." We soon joined them with the help of the famous harbormasters assistant, Lady J Halsey. The town was indeed beautiful and full of windjammers getting ready for the early September festival. Lady J put us in the heart of the city with a waterfall right next door to help us...

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Aug 28, 2011 - Good night Irene

With the track of hurricane Irene in mind, our departure from Woodenboat was earlier than expected. Bill turned over his unfinished models to Al Suydam to transport home. We slipped off the mooring at about 1000 in a fog and worked our way up the reach to Castine. The town was busy pulling their small craft and floating docks. Several mega yachts were anchored at the north end of Smith Cove and as we drove further into the cove it became clear that many others had chosen this popular and spacious hole to ride out the impending weather. It...

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Aug 2, 2008 - Buckle and Holbrook

The entrance to Winter Harbor caused some excitement. On the southwest approach we spotted a lighthouse attached to a white house that looked suspiciously like Gull Cottage. Over New Years 1990, we had spent a week at the cottage, on the naval base, and it was here that Dad received the news of selection to flag. We skied during the day and returned to roaring fires, great dinners and sound sleep, as the waves crashed on the point. After we had taken a series of pictures of this historic place, from every angle, it soon became clear that...

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