Just wrapped the first full day of our Bath, Maine, shoot for New England Boating TV. The crew arrived Sunday evening, with director Gene Allen and co-host Parker Kelley trailering our Boston Whaler 250 Outrage behind the GMC Sierra. We splashed the boat at the south launch ramp at dusk, then headed upriver to the Kennebec Marina, where we tied up for the night. The marina is conveniently located near downtown Bath and right across the street from the Hampton Inn, which provided our lodging.
On Monday we convened at 7:30 a.m. at the marina, where Capt. Ed Rice of River Run Tours hopped aboard the Whaler and gave us a guided tour of the lower Kennebec, starting at the river mouth, some 12 miles south of Bath. Ed showed us Fort Popham and the various lighthouses and historic sites along the lower Kennebec as we headed back north. We also saw a couple of seals and 3 bald eagles, which are now common on the Kennebec.
At noon we recharged over lunch at the Kennebec Tavern at the Kennebec Marina, overlooking the river. Then it was back to work. We shot a nice segment at the Maine Maritime Museum, which offers dockage for museum visitors. Located on the former grounds of the Percy and Small Shipyard, which built massive 6-masted schooners, the MMM is an amazing place, and a must-stop for anyone who in interested in boats and maritime history.
You can see all of the above and more when the show airs in August on NESN. Stay tuned to NewEnglandBoating.com for more updates on our adventures and details on when the shows will air.
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