The Kennebec Marina

The Kennebec Marina

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.

City Hall, downtown Bath.

City Hall, downtown Bath.

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.

Other segments include fishing for striped bass with Capt. Johan Brouwer, dock-and-dining at the Kennebec Tavern, a look at downtown Bath, and ice cream at Dot’s!

New England Boating TV, sponsored by GMC and Boston Whaler and their network of New England dealers. The show airs Monday, at 7:00 p.m. on NESN

All shows are available online at New England Boating TV

Wyoming evocation sculpture at the Maine Maritime Museum campus.

Wyoming evocation sculpture at the Maine Maritime Museum campus.

The replica ship Virginia under construction.

The replica ship Virginia under construction.

Squirrel Point Light

Squirrel Point Light

South Launch Ramp

South Launch Ramp

Dock-n-dine at the Kennebec Tavern.

Dock-n-dine at the Kennebec Tavern.

Lobster feast at Kennebec Tavern.

Lobster feast at Kennebec Tavern.

Old working cannon.

Old working cannon.

Fort Popham

Fort Popham

Below the railroad bridge and the Rte. 1 highway bridge.

Below the railroad bridge and the Rte. 1 highway bridge.

 

 

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