How do I visit Castine by boat?

Castine Harbor (44°23’N 68°48’W), at the entrance to the Bagaduce River, has ample depth and is easily entered. Dyce Head Light, 134 feet above the water, is on the north side of the entrance to the river. Pass close to the fairway bell buoy on either side and, keeping a reasonable distance offshore and south of the buoy marking Otter Rock Shoal, steer into the harbor on a midchannel course.

Town Dock floats are available from May 15th to October 15th and tie-up is limited to 2 hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight dockage is permitted and fees apply after 5:00pm. The per-night overnight dockage fee is $3/foot up to 80 feet of total length. The Acadia floats at the Castine Waterfront are designated for pick-up and drop-off only and now features an accessibility step with rails. Unattended boats will be moved at the owner’s expense.

Trash disposal is available at a cost of $2.00 per bag.  See a dock attendant for assistance.

Pump-out service is available (use at your own risk) at no cost July 1st through September 2nd from 8:00am to 5:00pm or by appointment with the Harbormaster May 1st through October 15th.

To reach the Harbormaster, call (207) 266-7711 during July & August or (207) 266-9392.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 16
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 16  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port Monday, September 16  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Castine Town Dock

    American Cruise Lines Ship the Independence (capacity approx. 100 passengers) arrives in Castine each Monday morning at 9am (June 10 - September 23). The ship anchors in the harbor and ferries passengers to the Town Dock. Passengers enjoy the sights, shops and eateries of Castine for about three hours, until the ship departs at noon.

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 16  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, September 16  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    AGENDA:
    • Call to Order – Peter Vogell, Chair
    • Additions, deletions or corrections to the agenda
    • Sign Warrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget v. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, Bank Reconciliations and Excise Tax Collections
    • Approve Minutes of previous meeting(s)
    • Business:
    1. Approve annual General Assistance Appendices A-D & Appendix H (2019-2020)
    2. Town Manager’s Report
    3. Other Business as Required
    • Communications
    • Acknowledge members of the public and address their requests, if any.
    • Past Actions
    • Selectboard Comments
    • Schedule next meeting(s): [T/G Mtg: Wednesday, 9/18/19 at 8AM in MMA Leeward RM; Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 10/7/19 at 4PM and Monday, 10/21/19 at 4PM]
    • Adjourn

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Tuesday, September 17
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, September 17  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, September 17  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, September 18
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, September 18  8:00 am - 9:00 am MMA Leeward RM
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Monday, September 23
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, September 23  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port Monday, September 23  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Castine Town Dock

    American Cruise Lines Ship the Independence (capacity approx. 100 passengers) arrives in Castine each Monday morning at 9am (June 10 - September 23). The ship anchors in the harbor and ferries passengers to the Town Dock. Passengers enjoy the sights, shops and eateries of Castine for about three hours, until the ship departs at noon.

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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, September 23  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Wednesday, September 25
  • Fall Supper Club to Benefit Calvineers Wednesday, September 25  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Watermark - 26 Water Street (under MarKel's Bakehouse)

    Fall Supper Club - A benefit dinner for the Adams School Calvineers

    As the cool temps of fall arrive, we hope you will join us for a delicious Fall Feast.
    This special fall menu will include warm, hearty, comfort food and $20 from each ticket will go towards the Calvineers fundraising efforts as we help them reach their final fundraising goal. Throughout their summer vacation the Calvineers have been working hard on raising funds so they can attend the 2nd World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain, to present their work on the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

    Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner promptly at 6pm.

    For reservations and to order your entree choice from the menu please call (207) 664 8547 or email calvineers@gmail.com

    Menu
    To begin:
    Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
    Entrees:
    Garlicky Braised Lamb Shanks with
    Sweet Peppers, Roasted Baby Red Bliss Potatoes and Local Chard OR
    Grilled Salmon with
    Cider Bacon Bourbon Glaze, Roasted Sweet Potato and Haricot Verts To Finish:
    Lemon Blueberry Cake
    $70.00 per person
    includes tax, gratuity and donation to the Calvineers.

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