ISLAND TOUR 2004
JULY 10 - 13, 2003 Tour #710HL
~ JULY 23 - 26, 2004 ~ ISLAND TOUR 72304 ~
On this tour you will be transported back in time, to a place of breathtaking beauty..........
We will meet at 7:45 am in Augusta to begin our tour. Our first stop will be to the Pemaquid Lighthouse offering some of the most majestic and striking scenery in the state. This lighthouse is featured on the state quarter. Then it's on to the Owl's Head Lighthouse, where a short walk will take you right up to the lightstation. The keeper's house is occupied by a Coast Guard family.
After lunch we will go to the Rockland Breakwater lighthouse where a walk along the 0.8 mile jetty will take you right up to the light. After that we will go to the Shore Village Museum which is considered the best museum of its' kind in the USA. It features the largest collection of lighthouse lenses and Coast Guard artifacts in the country. Dinner that evening will be at the Trade winds in Rockland, after which you will have a chance to walk around this unique city and visit some of the shops.
Following breakfast we will board a ferry to Isleboro Island to see the Grindle Point Lighthouse, then (if time permits) travel to Stockton Springs and visit the Ft. Point Lighthouse after which we will go to the Penobscot Marine Museum - a 19th century seafaring village of 9 historic buildings. Back to Rockland for dinner and the night
following breakfast, we will go to the Marshall Point Lighthouse, after which we will take you back in time to Monhegan Island, 10 miles off the coast of Maine. This magical island is barely a square mile in area with numerous hiking trails. You will be able to visit the Island lighthouse, take in the breathtaking views, go shopping or take a hike. Artists have flocked to this island of enchantment and several art studios are located up and down the island. We will have dinner and spend the night on the island.
...... Following breakfast we will board our boat to come back to the mainland. You will have a little time to look around the charming town of BoothBay Harbor before going to Cabbage Island for a real downeast clambake. Back to Augusta by 5:30.
Tours fill up fast so get your reservation in early. Island accommodations are extremely limited, we cannot guarantee a reservation for you until we receive your registration fee.
Prices for the 2004 tours have not been established yet.
.....A deposit of $300. is required with your resrvation, payable by check only. Balance may be paid by Visa or MC, which is due 60 days prior to departure.......
Tour subject to slight changes due to time, tide and weather
More exciting Lighthouse Tours are being planned for 2004. But there's still time to sign up for our August Downeast Tour and our October Fall Tour for 2003
All tours are exciting, fun, historical and adventurous.