Don’t miss the next episode of New England Boating TV, tonight (December 9) at 7:00 p.m., when Parker, Tom and the rest of the crew trailer their Boston Whaler 250 Outrage north to Bath, Maine. Known as the “City of Ships”, Bath abounds with maritime lore. Over the last 2 centuries, everything from 6-masted schooners to high-tech Navy destroyers have been launched from this port on the Kennebec River.
Parker and Tom explore Bath and the surrounding waters, starting with an extensive tour of the river from its mouth to the Bath waterfront. Along the way, local guide Ed Rice of River Run Tours points out various points of interest, such as Fort Popham, Squirrel Point Light, the Thomas Plante House, bald eagles, seals, osprey and more.
Later, they visit the Maine Maritime Museum to view its extensive collection of maritime artifacts and learn how massive wooden sailing vessels were constructed here in the 1800s. And speaking of wooden ships, the replica of Maine’s first boat—the Virginia—is being built right in downtown Bath, and Tom stops by to check out the project.
All shows are available online at New England Boating TV