The Kennebec Marina. Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

The Kennebec Marina. Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

In Monday’s episode of New England Boating TV, the crew trailers their Whaler north to Bath, Maine. Known as the “City of Ships”, Bath abounds with nautical lore and legend. Over the last 2 centuries, everything from giant 6-masted schooners to high-tech Navy destroyers have been launched from this port on the Kennebec River.

Co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson 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 tour guide Ed Rice of River Run Tours points out various points of interest, such as Fort Popham, Squirrel Point Light, the Thomas Plant House, bald eagles, seals, osprey and more.

Later, they visit the Maine Maritime Museum to view their collection of maritime artifacts and learn how massive wooden sailing vessels were constructed in the 1800s.

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. This show airs Monday, at 7:00 p.m. on NESN.

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