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  • Rich807
    Las Vegas, NV726 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Narrated boat tour from a lovely ME harbor around stunning ocean scenery, to an island where they’re cooking seafood over wood-fired pans of water, & served by legit friendly folks. This was a gem back +40 years ago when previous owners had it & is now. This is Maine neatly packaged in a great four hour present!
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • John
    Fairbanks, AK14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent! They don't have the budget like a major show like Branson Mo but make it work. This group is as good as any we've seen in Branson at big time productions. Food was better than Branson too.
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • Robby F
    Tampa, FL21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We just want to say thanks so much to Susie and Ed Brown in Boothbay Harbour Maine. We visited their art exhibition, Ed Brown's Wharfside Gallery, and found not only the exact pieces needed to complete our nautical themed master bedroom but more importantly found awesome friends for life. We cannot say thank you enough. Thanks for Sherman’s friend “woody”, the personalized Fussell boat, and the regatta inscriptions. Ed and Susie are amazing artists and incredible people. You have a forever impact on us. 👍❤️
    Written November 24, 2023
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  • Philip8659
    Ontario, NY26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only accessible by boat. Lighthouse sits atop a large rock island There is not much else to say, except it's a real nice picture
    Written October 9, 2021
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  • lablifer
    Leesburg, VA21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many protected areas on the Boothbay penninsula. Varied hiking and terrain. Their headquarters is at Owl Point Park.
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • doodles202
    Syracuse, NY45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to a Susan Werner concert here and all the locals..a crew of volunteers…were great! Appreciated the free parking for concertgoers.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Teri MQ
    50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After having visited large aquariums throughout the US, the very small size of this one initially shocked me. Yet, there was a plethora of information and hands on activities for young and the-not-as-young. We touched baby sharks, came face to face with lots of sea creatures, and talked with experts doing research. The pier allowed our 9 year-old to pull up lobster cages and see close up the soon-to-be-released baby lobsters. The equipment - rods and worms - gave him lots of practice fishing which it turned out he really liked! The grounds are great for walking and seeing the harbor.
    Written September 29, 2019
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  • Lee E
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's hard to get there without one's own boat. But it's a magical place with unspoiled nature and fascinating history
    Written July 5, 2021
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  • I K S
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This sweet house is filled with memorabilia of bygone days of seafaring, lobstering, and local lore. It’s not a full-scale museum but if you like history you will enjoy an hour or 90 minutes here very much. The staff is so friendly and full of great stories. It is free but they appreciate contributions, which we were happy to make. Among the items there are a very cool nautical lens, lots of old tools, maps, signage, letters, historical documents, furniture, records, and photos. We enjoyed our visit last week.
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • SD5
    Boston, MA135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time at this brewery. It was a quick stop in our travels. The beer was good and the staff very attentive and friendly. We will be back in the area in July and plan to stop in again. Although, February made it easy to get there and park in what is usually a very busy.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • Nancy T
    Chattanooga, TN16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Four childhood friends went to Boothbay Harbor, May 30-June 3, and we loved it. Many of the stores were just beginning to open for the 2023 season, and in fact, Abacus was not open yet. We stayed at Fisherman’s Wharf, where our balconies were right on the harbor. Two large sailboats were in the harbor, just off the balcony. It was great! We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this hotel, right in the heart of downtown Boothbay. And the hotel staff was wonderful….. very friendly and helpful — the housekeeping staff, maintenance staff, front desk folks — everyone!

    Although we were disappointed that Abacus was not yet open, we enjoyed being in the heart of shopping. Our favorite store was Mainely Nautical, almost across the street from our hotel. Shop owner, Patty Sterling, has stocked her store with beautiful gifts, and she features mostly items from talented women…even a mother daughter team.
    Boothbay Harbor was great fun, the flowers wer gorgeous, and we will visit again!
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • BaysideConnecticut
    Stamford, CT293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn't go to the Library this year but the used bookstore is still open, by appointment. The selection is as grand as usual we love to just browse. We have had great luck with the Military History sections, poetry, religion and the potpourri of books on the wall to the left of the register desk, really an eclectic selection. Allow at least an hour.

    Also and I forgot to add this to my review of the Skydompha Library Used Book store in Damiriscotta, bring any books (or CDs, DVDs) you can to donate them. They will be found and enjoyed by someone else and the library will get the benefit from the sale, they get a good chunk of money every year from this store.
    Written September 9, 2020
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