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Program #6102RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Equipment Requirements
Being out on the water is always colder than on land. Bring many layers of clothing for warmth.

Itinerary for Sep 22 — Sep 27, 2013

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Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for details
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 22 - Arrival, registration/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Note: Meet your fellow crewmates.

Afternoon: Check into your assigned Inn. The program coordinator will deliver registration packets between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner and welcome at a local restaurant

Evening: Gather after dinner to mix with fellow participants. We will go over the week's sailing agenda and discuss what you need to bring and what you may expect.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for details
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 23 - Sailing aboard the Schooner Ada C. Lore and getti...
Sailing aboard the Schooner Ada C. Lore and getting acquainted with the seaside city of Eastport

Note: Head Harbor Passage

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn

Morning: Trim and hoist the sails, view aquatic wildlife as you sail on the Ada C. Lore through Head Harbor Passage. View East Quoddy Head Lighthouse on the eastern tip of Campobello Island. You will see a number of species of seabirds, porpoise, and often whales. Talk with the deck hands. Get a sense of the history of this international waterway. Learn to read a marine chart.

Lunch: A picnic lunch on board the Ada C. Lore will be enjoyed by all..

Afternoon: Tour Moose Island and get a sense of the whole community. View the Old Sow Whirlpool from land. Travel to neighboring Perry to Gleason Cove Park to walk the beach and get a good look at a fishing weir.

Dinner: Visit the historic Perry Grange, enjoy a home-cooked supper prepared by the Ladies of the Grange, and glimpse the history of the early residents who built this place

Evening: You'll meet the "wife of a lobsterman" as she leads you through the daily life of the family business. She is a business partner, a marine scientist, and story-teller.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for details
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 24 - Sailing on the schooner Ada C. Lore on Passamaquo...
Note: Passamaquoddy Bay

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn

Morning: Trim and hoist the sails, view aquatic wildlife as you sail on the Ada C. Lore, leaving the Eastport breakwater on Friars Roads, passing around and through Old Sow Whirlpool. We'll traverse the Western Passage, passing into scenic Passamaquoddy Bay. Watch for the porpoise rising around the schooner. We'll pass through Letete Passage, coming back alongside Deer Island. There will be ample sea life. We'll see eagles, numerous sea birds, and hopefully, a few whales.

Lunch: A picnic lunch will be provided on the schooner

Afternoon: We'll be getting back late in afternoon after a full day of sailing. We'll get you back to your room for time to freshen up before dinner.

Dinner: Enjoy an DownEast chowder dinner with a local cast of Downeasters.

Evening: Free evening. Enjoy the delights of Eastport after dark.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for details
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 25 - Field Trip to Campobello Island/Exploring West Qu...
Field Trip to Campobello Island/Exploring West Quoddy Head Light and Park

Note: Canadian maritimes and a visit to the easternmost point of land in the continental US

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn

Morning: Travel via vans to Campobello Isalnd, New Brunswick, Canada. Study the life of FDR through his summer residence at Campobello and the visitor's center. Tour the whole island, visiting East Quoddy Head Light, Wilson's Beach, and Liberty Point.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch somewhere alongside the Bays of Roosevelt International Park or Campobello Island.

Afternoon: Leaving Campobello Island, you will travel back to Lubec, Maine, and on to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and Museum, the easternmost point of land in the U.S. This lighthouse is one of the most photographed along the Maine coast. Enjoy a walk along the magnificent cliffs overlooking Grand Manan.

Dinner: Private supper party with some of the best ethnic food available in Maine.

Evening: Local talent will showcase the evening program.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for details
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 26 - Sailing aboard the schooner Ada C. Lore exploring...
Sailing aboard the schooner Ada C. Lore exploring new waters in the Bay of Fundy.

Note: Exploring Fundy Bay

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn

Morning: Trim and hoist the sails, view aquatic wildlife as you sail on the Ada C. Lore. Sail around the Canadian Islands in Passamaquoddy Bay, and depending on the tidal currents, sneak up into Cobscook Bay or slip around the other side of Campobello for a feeling of the great expanse of the Bay of Fundy. View the marine lifestyle reflected in the daily comings and goings of the local fishermen. We'll have a marine biologist aboard to get some first-hand information about marine life.

Lunch: Enjoy lonch on your own at one of Eastport's delightful seaside cafe`s.

Afternoon: Vans will depart for St. Croix Island, site of one of the earliest North American settlements. Enjoy an interactive presentation and catch a glimpse of this historical past with resident ranger.

Dinner: Enjoy a Down East Lobster Feast. Graduation follows dinner. You'll tackle your own crustacean.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 27 - After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, be sure to ...
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, be sure to explore Eastport on your own.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn

Morning: After enjoying a leisurely at your B&B and bidding farewell to your new found crewmates, explore all of those quaint Eastport locations to which you were introduced during the week, but never found the time to explore on your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Eastport, Maine
City of EastportWalk the streets of Eastport and enjoy its architecture, shops, art galleries, and museums.
For additional information, visit: www.eastportme.info

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