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Our first two Artist Retreat cabins were had their inaugural occupants this week…wonderful people who have launched these little cabins with the best possible mojo… The cabins are set under the pines near the gardens and the art studio.  They sleep one or two people in a loft bed and rent for $80/night.

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Dad, a.k.a. Zaven, the grand patriarch of Searsport Shores has been carving carousel animals for about 5 years now…He’s studied with masters in Maine and Tennessee and explores his own ideas through books and magazine articles. You may have seen some of his work while you were here in the summer or during last year’s Fiber College in Tom Cote’s relief carving class. Well, after a lot of cajoling, he entered the… Read More

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Did you know there are 2200 lakes in Maine?  I can’t even find the number of ponds…and then there are the rivers and streams…Bucksport and Orland are two towns about 15 minutes North East of Searsport Shores Campground.  A quick Google search found 11 ponds for you with public access for fishing and swimming…take a look… Bucksport Lakes & Ponds Information contained herein obtained from “The Enterprise” Source Book 1997-98 Brewer Lake-… Read More

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This Morning I got up to a beautiful view of the Penobscot Bay from my campsite. It was so calm I had to go kayaking before breakfast. As soon as I left the beach, only out about 500′ out were 3 to 4 porpoises going in and out of the water. I continued toward Sears Island and watched 2 Tug Boats heading toward Mack Point.  All around me were seals poking there… Read More

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A call came in the other night…the voice on the line was hesitant and started the conversation with “you’re going to think I’m a nut, but…” Now who can’t smile at that? She had a special request: The happy couple (Lisa and Geoffrey) are honeymooning at your camping resort premium site by the ocean and  we would like to do something special for them to make them laugh. The bride wants to win a… Read More

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Jessie’s been coming here with her parents Shirley & Ray, every year since she was six…Personally I’m proudest about the fact that we have turner her into a budding fiber ‘holic…almost all of her money is spent on wool and her drop spinning…unless she’s craving pixie stix. We send her home yesterday with hugs and long goodbyes but when I pulled up her photos, I knew they were worth sharing…here’s the Maine… Read More

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The days just keep spinning away and I’m not certain I realized it until I emptied my camera card last night and watched the memories download. Here’s a bit of our world from July 8th until July 17th…

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Ken came back this summer and found his way to the Searsport Museum…Here’s his letter to you… It almost seems like New England created the idea of the maritime museum.  The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport is among the best with its diverse collection of exhibits, educational offerings and hands-on activities for both adults and children.  The museum is a campus of thirteen historic buildings all in their original location on Church… Read More

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