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  1. Barry, Best bet for Western shore of Muscongus if your looking to avoid Round Pond, is Muscongus Harbor. Midcoast Kayak runs their operation from here. It is a small fee to park. You can also contact Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport regarding parking in their lot at the end of Bradford Point Road in Friendship. This parking area services the Maine Island Lodge property on Gay island. Hope that helps. Feel free to DM me. Kyle
  2. 2020 Muscongus Bay Getaway photo album Seven hearty souls gathered together for the 3rd annual Muscongus Bay Getaway. In these strange times, it was great that this small group was able to responsibly convene and leave the real world behind for a few days. Six arrived for a mid-morning put in at the usual Friendship launch. We awaited Yong’s arrival later in the day as he was having his requisite COVID test performed that morning. The initial group of Bob, Evie, Christian, Marcy, Troad and myself set out for a paddle instead of proceeding directly to the lodge, given the days Northerly wind conditions. We explored the small inlet just west of Friendship harbor and meandered around the little nubbin islands in that area. Even got a speaking-to by some local fisherman for paddling over their pogie boil- awkward! After escaping this confrontation with local pirates, we enjoyed a nice push south down to the southern end of Friendship long island. We rounded the southern end and enjoyed a pleasant lunch at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust site at the south east end of the island. After lunch we saddled up and ponied onward to the lodge via the passage between Friendship, Long, and Morse. On the crossing from the north end of Morse to Gay island, we spotted Yong paddling from across the channel. He appeared to have already deposited his goods at the lodge and was headed North towards the Pleasant Point gut, the channel between the mainland and Gay Island where the lodge is. We were able to hail him on the radio and arrest his foreword progress into the depths of a solo progression around the island. He was glad to see us. Bob, Christian, Troad, and I came together for an evening circumnavigation of Gay before arriving back at the lodge for an amazing sunset, and Yong’s lettuce cups. Saturday morning rewarded us with relatively calm conditions and a light Northerly wind. Since conditions in the afternoon called for a reversing wind direction from the South we decided on descending the Georges Island chain down to Burnt. Rose, the island caretaker, was excited to be joining us and we were glad to have her along. We enjoyed lunch on the massive granite slabs on the east side of Burnt. We anticipated watching the wind die and then change direction perched high above the water looking out towards Port Clyde and Marshal Point lighthouse. No such luck. The wind remained northerly but was manageable at a steady 7 knots. Because of this we had a great deal of shelter as we climbed our way back North towards Gay island. Upon reaching Caldwell island, the group split with Marcie and Yong beelining back to the lodge while the rest of us paddled directly North into the Pleasant point gut to pick up a few lobsters that were awaiting us. We were successful in our lobster pickup, but unfortunately had overestimated the amount of water that would be in the Southern end of the gut. A small portage was required. Sunday called for similar wind conditions and direction as the day before, so we elected to paddle the classic Northerly route through Friendship Harbor towards Bremen Long Island. We paddled from Martin’s point over to the channel between Bremen Long and Cow Islands. We enjoyed the multiple mini peninsulas and nubbin islands on the southern end of Bremen long before proceeding across the channel to our lunch spot on the mainland at Broad Cove Marina, where we took advantage of their diverse menu of seafood offerings. After lunch we rounded Bremen Long island on the Northern end and enjoyed a fast ride south with the ebbing tide and tailwind down the Flying Passage, between the mainland and Bremen Long. Upon reaching Martin’s Point, we were then convinced that the wind was chasing us, as it shifted to the Southwest. In light of this we proceeded directly across to Friendship Long island where we were able to take advantage of this change. We picked up some dollar oysters from the oyster farm just a stone’s throw from the lodge on our way home. These were savored along with excellent conversation and stargazing that night. We enjoyed a leisurely morning on Monday awaiting the arrival of Rose who would ferry some of our heavier goods across the harbor for us. Many enjoyed a brief walk around the property after packing up. After Rose’s arrival and assisting her with loading the boat, we headed back to the put-in via Morse island and the channel between Friendship long and Garrison island. An excellent time was had by all. We all reflected on how during our escape from the real world, there were periods where we completely forgot all about the nightmarish drama that we had left behind on the mainland. My hope is that more people can have this sort of experience in their own lives and carry it forward to their friends, families, and communities.
  3. Hey! Took a look at that one and thank you. Turns out they are only interested in a composite material boat. Thanks !
  4. Looking for a Necky Chatham 16 for a friend. They are motivated and in central New Hampshire. Interested in roto-molded or composite. 207-653-9388 Thanks!
  5. 3rd annual Muscongus Bay Getaway! This level 3 trip is for paddlers looking to further explore Muscongus bay. Paddling options include George’s Islands, across the mouth of the St. George River to Port Clyde, Monhegan in a day, and many others. The Maine Island Lodge on Gay island will be home for the long weekend. The lodge sleeps 14 with both private and shared rooms with beds. Tent platforms also available for those that would prefer a tent-site. Creature comforts include gas stove/oven/hot water heater, running water/plumbing which all have access to. Scrumptious dinners prepared by lodge keeper Rose. Your spot is secured after I receive Maine Sport Outfitters fee of $165 to secure your lodge space or tent platform. Additional $50 for a shore dinner Saturday night which includes lobster, Gay Island oysters, local clams, potatoes, corn and desert. PM for more details or Paypal/Venmo: [email protected] and please RSVP on calendar.
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    3rd annual Muscongus Bay Getaway! This level 3 trip is for paddlers looking to further explore Muscongus bay. Paddling options include George’s Islands, across the mouth of the St. George River to Port Clyde, Monhegan in a day, and many others. The Maine Island Lodge on Gay island will be home for the long weekend. The lodge sleeps 14 with both private and shared rooms with beds. Tent platforms also available for those that would prefer a tent-site. Creature comforts include gas stove/oven/hot water heater, running water/plumbing which all have access to. Scrumptious dinners prepared by lodge keeper Rose. Your spot is secured after I receive Maine Sport Outfitters fee of $165 to secure your lodge space or tent platform. Additional $50 for a shore dinner Saturday night which includes lobster, Gay Island oysters, local clams, potatoes, corn and desert. PM for more details or Paypal/Venmo: [email protected] and please RSVP on calendar. Link to 2018 trip report
  7. A track of group 2's paddle on Saturday...
  8. Kate, thank you for the trip report. Reading it I could not help but be reminded of The Count from Sesame Street. I can see him holding up the big numbers now. 1- the number of hi-fives I give you. The exposed crossings of Lucksee and Hussey sound with a strong southerly that day did not sound or look enjoyable on paper. Glad you enjoyed yourself.
  9. Thank you for your interest in the Muscongus Bay Getaway. This trip has reached its participant threshold. Please let me know if you would like to join the waitlist. My sincerest appreciation. Kyle
  10. This level 3 trip is for paddlers looking to further explore Muscongus bay. Paddling options include George’s Islands, across the mouth of the St. George River to Port Clyde, Monhegan in a day, and many others. The Gay Island Lodge will be used as a basecamp. The lodge sleeps 12 with both private and shared rooms with beds. Tent platforms also available for those that would prefer a tent-site. RSVP on calendar event after sending payment to secure your sleeping preference. Creature comforts include gas stove/oven/hot water heater, kitchen wares, running water/plumbing. Dinner this year will be prepared by lodge keeper Rose. Maine Sport Outfitters fee of $145 to secure your spot in the lodge or tent platform. Paypal: [email protected] or contact MSO and ask for Tim in the Outdoor Programs department. Link to last years trip report RSVP On Calendar Post
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    This level 3 trip is for paddlers looking to further explore Muscongus bay. Paddling options include George’s Islands, across the mouth of the St. George River to Port Clyde, Monhegan in a day, and many others. The Gay Island Lodge will be used as a basecamp. The lodge sleeps 12 with both private and shared rooms with beds. Tent platforms also available for those that would prefer a tent-site. RSVP on calendar event after sending payment to secure your sleeping preference. Creature comforts include gas stove/oven/hot water heater, kitchen wares, running water/plumbing. Dinner this year will be prepared by lodge keeper Rose. Maine Sport Outfitters fee of $145 to secure your spot in the lodge or tent platform. Paypal: [email protected] or contact MSO and ask for Tim in the Outdoor Programs department. Link to last years trip report
  12. UPDATE: 2 spots in the lodge remain. Several tent platforms also left for $35 a piece. Includes use of all facilities. Kyle
  13. Just special effects. The lodge sees a great deal of upkeep. Unfortunately not. I am a guide for Maine Sport and they ask that I collect the fees upfront. I have Venmo also. Please let me know your preferred means. Thank you. Regards, Kyle
  14. Hi there, happy to have you along. Yes, please PayPal the address listed. You are on for 1 shared dinner. Will PM soon with more details. Kyle
  15. This level 3 trip is for paddlers looking to further explore Muscongus bay. Paddling options include George’s Islands, across the mouth of the St. George River to Port Clyde, Monhegan in a day, and many others. The Gay Island Lodge will be used as a basecamp. The lodge sleeps 12 with both private and shared rooms with beds. Tent platforms also available for those that would prefer a tent-site. RSVP on calendar event after sending payment to secure your sleeping preference. Creature comforts include gas stove/oven/hot water heater, kitchen wares, running water/plumbing. Pot-luck with gratitude extended to 3 people that can contribute 3 main dinners. Maine Sport Outfitters fee of $75 to secure your spot in the lodge or tent platform. Paypal: [email protected]
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