Adventures of Calypso

06 August 2013 | Somesville, Mt. Desert
04 August 2013 | Eggemoggin Reach
03 August 2013 | Benjamin River
02 August 2013 | Castine
01 August 2013 | Castine
20 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
18 July 2013 | Camden
17 July 2013 | North Haven
16 July 2013 | Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven
14 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
13 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
12 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
08 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
07 July 2013 | Harbor Island, Muscongus Bay
06 July 2013 | Pemaquid Harbor
05 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
04 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
25 July 2012 | Home again
24 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Boothbay

Serendipity

15 July 2012 | North Haven, ME
After all these years, Christine and I finally went to the Farnsworth museum in downtown Rockland a few days ago. By coincidence there is a special exhibit of American Impressionist Frank Benson’s work. He had a summer studio across the Bay on North Haven island. Lovely breezy summer portraits of his family.

Today we had tea with Elinor and Gerry at their home overlooking the Thorofare on North Haven. As the conversation wound around to the Farnsworth, Elinor suggested we might like a peek at Benson’s home. She popped us in the car and we headed off on a personal guided tour of that side of the island. She grew up here and knows every nook and cranny.

Along the way we ran into her friend Peter Allen who has purchased the Benson estate and hopes to preserve it. He gave us a tour of the large barn which served as Benson’s studio. The walls are smeared with the oil paint where he cleaned his palette knives. Cool.

Yes, the photo has nothing to do with the post. Christine took it of a schooner leaving Camden and I like it.
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Vessel Name: Calypso
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 50 ketch
Hailing Port: New Castle, NH
Crew: Jonathan and Christine
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Who: Jonathan and Christine
Port: New Castle, NH