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Comfortable, elegant and affordable rooms. Great breakfasts. True Scottish hospitality at it's finest! www.blueharborhouse.com 207-236-3196

Pachyderm Pals at Hope Elephants in Hope, Maine!

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Meet Rosie and Opal, two Asian Elephants that were rescued from the circus after 40+ years of “service.” Having needs for extensive medical care, it was quite the blessing that they ended up in the quiet little town of Hope, Maine. Thank Dr. Jim Laurita and his brother Tom for that.

Jim, a circus veterinarian who worked with Rosie, eventually left the circus life to come back to Maine full time, but told his pal Rosie that he would be back for her. That’s exactly what happened. Shortly thereafter, Opal, another stellar Circus performer, was rescued as well. When these 4 ton pachyderms arrived (think “Ants Go Marching..”,) it was quite the shock in the quiet town of Hope. Jim and Tom went to work!

Getting things “back to normal” for this pair has been challenging to say the least, but the facility, the team of professional caretakers, volunteers, and a great board of directors has helped the process every step of the way. They now get full time care, physical therapy, and plenty of attention from visitors that have come from all walks of life.

Whether you’re here for vacation, a family get together, or a Holiday break, the retreat for Rosie and Opal is quite the sight to see. They are available to visit, but you must call or write first. Find the information below, and tell them that the Blue Harbor House sent you!

Hope Elephants phone: (207) 230-7830; e-mail: visit@hopeelephants.org

Lobster SUP CUP to bring elite paddleboard racing to the Midcoast.

Elite stand-up paddleboard racing has arrived in Midcoast Maine! This August the area will host a two-day, 26-mile stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race, called the “Lobster SUP CUP.” The race runs from Rockport Harbor to Lincolnville Beach on August 10 and from Lincolnville Beach to Belfast August 11. Two days of open-water paddling over that distance is not for the fainthearted! (Took me a while to figure out what SUP was -someone standing up and paddling on something similar to a surfboard!) Penobscot Bay is a fabulous location for this event, with it’s rugged coastline and amazing beauty…..I look forward to watching!

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Suzanne Vega in Concert, Strand Theatre, Rockland, Oct 12th at 8.00pm.

Come and see the superb singer songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert at the Strand Theatre, Rockland on Oct 12th – 8.00PM! What a blast from the past – ‘Luka’ and ‘Marlene on the Wall’ are two of my absolute favorites! How fantastic that she is coming to Mid Coast Maine. Reserve your tickets for the concert, book your room at the Inn, get 10% discount on your room rate, and a great night out!

A Real Maine Underwater Adventure!

Take a peek at our newest Adventure package!

A truly unique Maine underwater adventure awaits you at the Blue Harbor House Inn.  Discover Scuba Diving with a PADI Try Dive!  Breathe underwater, experience  weightlessness, and enjoy the  serenity of this underwater environment.   See ‘lobstah’ in their

natural habitat or spy Toby the trout patrolling the lake –this try dive  will whet your palate for more! This two hour plus experience will start with a short pool session, then off to either Beauchamp Point, or Megunticook Lake.  All equipment is provided, along with instruction from our resident Maine PADI Instructor Terry.  Package from $399.00 per couple, (based on room choice )for two nights accommodation, full breakfast and a ‘Try Dive for two!’

 

St Thomas’ Country Fair July 21st.

Country Fair at St Thomas’ Church, Camden on Saturday July 21st. Buy a raffle ticket, or two, – you might be the lucky winner of a one night stay in a suite, at the Blue Harbor House Inn!  There are  also many  other wonderful donations from scores of local Camden area businesses. (Proceeds to benefit United Mid-Coast charities.)

Schooner Olad

How about this for a phenomenal sailing experience? Schooner Olad has a real Maine adventure coming up on 17 July. A half day sail and a traditional Lobster Bake! From 2.30 – 8.45PM, the Olad will sail around Penobscot Bay, through the archipelago of Islesboro to Warren Island where the crew will prepare a traditional Lobster bake! What a wonderful way to enjoy the rugged shoreline, lighthouses, seals, bald eagles and so much more…. Relax, and enjoy a marvelous day in Maine!