Category Archives: Boothbay Harbor

Share Your Story Contest: Newagen Seaside Inn, Boothbay Harbor

 Share Your Story

Over the years I have had the privilege of connecting with amazing people. As I remember summer experiences, it is not necessarily the fabulous decor at weddings, delicious cuisine flowing from the kitchen or spectacular sunsets that stand out. Although those are all outstanding, it is the stories we hear from you that are our favorites. What life was like at Newagen when you were four. How cold the saltwater pool was. War stories. Stories from college. Fish tales. How you met. How you beat cancer. Memories with loved ones, who have passed on. Why you love to sail. Why you love your job. Why you hate your job. Your trip to Kilimanjaro. How you survived a hurricane on your wedding day. You get the idea! 

With that said… We want to hear from you! Share your story or share this post with loved ones who have a story to tell. It doesn’t have to be about Newagen, but it can be. We just want to hear from you. We will select our three favorite submissions and share them with the world (or at least our 2000+ Facebook fans) for voting. The winner will receive a 5-night stay including breakfast each morning. Stories may be sent to mystory@newageninn.com and must be submitted by February 28.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Coastal Inspired Design: Maine Oceanview Hotel Rooms in Boothbay Harbor

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Main Inn construction in 1943, nearly all guest rooms are being upgraded this winter. After purchasing Newagen in 2001, Scott and Corinne Larson, completely renovated the Inn and implemented four coastal-inspired color palettes. In that same tradition, Corinne and designer Jessie LaFalce have created four new designs. The cozy quilts, woven rugs in sea glass colors and local Maine art were all inspired – just as you will be – by the expansive ocean views.

So if you’re wondering where to stay in Maine, you’ll find your answer among our collection of newly designed ocean view rooms. Decorated in the casually elegant Maine cottage style, Newagen Seaside Inn’s ocean view rooms mix antique furnishings with modern luxuries and offer easy access to the inviting common areas through our historic coastal inn.

At the Newagen Seaside Inn, the Maine coast is always right outside your window and our Maine family is always at your service. Call today at 1-800-654-5242 to reserve your room, or just to chat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Seahorse, a New Oceanfront Maine Cottage: Newagen Seaside Inn, Boothbay Harbor

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An open, airy great room with cathedral ceilings, double sided gas fireplace and finely appointed furnishings lead through to a screen porch with sunset ocean views. A custom barn sliding door leads to your bedroom and bathroom.

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Seahorse’s beautifully appointed seascape-inspired bedroom with cathedral ceiling has unparalleled views of the Atlantic ocean from your private porch or even your pillow. Imagine the sound of surf, the spruce scent, the distant foghorn and Maine sunset as your backdrop.

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The luxurious bath is appointed with gorgeous claw foot soaking tub and walk-in shower with Kohler rain shower heads for ultimate relaxation.

We invite you to join us this summer for a visit or tour of the Seahorse cottage along with the many improvements to Newagen Seaside Inn. We’re excited about the updates, but even more so to welcome and be of service to you. Contact us at jason@newageninn.com or 1-800-654-5242.

HMS Bounty Abandons Ship off N.C. Coast

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A heart wrenching report of the distressed HMS Bounty reached Boothbay Harbor, which has been a welcome port for the ship and its crew over the years. The boat and its crew were iconic figures in Boothbay Harbor, which has a rich shipbuilding heritage.The vessel was here for routine maintenance between mid-September and mid-October getting a new coat of paint, caulk in leaky seams and new crew quarters.

The HMS Bounty Facebook page reported that the boat departed Connecticut for St. Petersburg, Florida last week and attempted to go around Hurricane Sandy.

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On Sunday October 28, Captain Robin Walbridge wrote, “We are just going to keep trying to go fast and squeeze by the storm and land as fast as we can.”

Shortly after the Captain’s update, the owner of the Bounty lost communication with the vessel and alerted the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard then received a distress signal from the ship showing its position. The heroic men and women of the Coast Guard sent an aircraft to speak with the crew, which reported that the vessel was taking on water. According to an official Coast Guard Report, “The Coast Guard has received word that the crew of the HMS Bounty has abandoned ship approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras N.C., Monday. The crew donned cold water survival suits and life jackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies. Two Coast Guard helicopters rescued 14 people from life rafts after they were forced to abandon ship.

They were flown to Air Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina where they were met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel, the Coast Guard said.

An aircraft was on the scene, searching for the two missing crew members, with a Jayhawk helicopter en route to assist.

“It appears that two crew members didn’t make it on to the life rafts,” Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Michael Patterson told NBC News. The Coast Guard was speaking with the rescued crew members to find out more details.”

For more information on the Bounty and updates on the rescue, visit their Facebook page. For now, our hearts and prayers are with the crew and those involved in the search and rescue.

Chef Fiona wins Peoples Choice Award at Boothbay Harbor “Claw Down”

 

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The First Annual Boothbay Harbor “Claw Down”, hosted by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, was an amazing night with 18 local Boothbay Harbor chefs and co-hosted by Lynn Archer, owner of the Brass Compass Cafe and winner on the Food Network show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”, and 94.9 WHOM’s on-air evening host Mike Rovin. The two awards up for grabs were the Judges Award and People’s Choice Award.

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Two weeks of recipe imagination and perfection culminated in a delicious lobster appetizer creation by Newagen Seaside Inn’s Executive Chef Fiona Dunlap. The dish was a Petite Lobsterbake and included a petite corn cake, native corn puree, Southport Island lobster, butter sauce and candied tarragon. The event was a complete sell out and nearly all 350 bites were enjoyed by the 200 plus attendees. After an hour and a half of feasting, the votes were in and Chef Fiona was awarded the coveted People’s Choice Award and came within 1/2 point of winning the Judges’ award. Congratulations Fiona!

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To enjoy one of Chef Fiona’s tasty Lobster creations visit Newagen Seaside Inn Sunday – Friday before the Inn closes for the season October 12.

“Rachel Carson’s ‘Rugged Shore in Maine” – A New York Times Story

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The New York TImes recently featured Rachel Carson and her connection to Southport Island and Newagen Seaside Inn in their August 17, 2012 story entitled “Rachel Carson’s ‘Rugged Shore in Maine”. They truly captured her love of the Maine Coast, Southport Island and Newagen Seaside Inn.

The New Times writes: “The coast northeast of Portland indents to green, hilly peninsulas and fjord-like estuaries — “salt-water rivers, now arms of the sea,” in Carson’s words. I drove along one of those rivers, the Sheepscot, to Boothbay Harbor, a white-clapboard fishing village and resort, where shops and restaurants slope down to a busy waterfront. As I passed onto a swing bridge that leads to Southport Island, the location of Carson’s cottage, the hectic, information-laden world began to slip away.

The island retains the pristine timelessness that attracted Carson, with its “deep dark woodland and rugged shore.” I meandered five miles south to Cape Newagen, the island’s tip, site of the Newagen Seaside Inn, a hotel dating from 1816 that Carson often visited. The stately white colonial building sits above “the hollow boom of the sea striking against the rocks,” she wrote.

The owners of Newagen, Scott and Corinne Larson, invite you to visit Newagen Seaside Inn and the Rachel Carson monument. Many Rachel followers make the pilgrimage to the “the rock” where her ashes are scattered. The stately Adirondack chairs overlooking the rocky coast and saltwater river provide a spot where one can reflect on her impact and appreciate the world around us that moved Rachel Carson and others to protect. For more information or to visit, contact Newagen Seaside Inn directly at 1-800-654-5242. Or to make reservations, click here.

Photo: Chris Becker, NY Times

Quote: Frank M. Meola, NY Times August 17, 2012