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

Tuesday, November 12
  • Shawl Ministry Tuesday, November 12  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    Every Tuesday
    FMI: Molly Marks 374-5242

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Wednesday, November 13
  • Harbor Committee Mtg Wednesday, November 13  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Thursday, November 14
  • School board meeting Thursday, November 14  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Adams School

    Castine School Committee Meeting
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 – 3:30 PM
    Adams School
    Agenda

    NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME

    *Board Chair Election*

    A. Call to order

    B. Flag Salute

    C. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
    1. October 2, 2019 (enc)

    D. Communications
    Tim Seeley, GSA Head of School

    E. Approval of the Agenda

    F. Comments and/or Questions from the Public

    G. PTC Report

    H. Old Business
    ​ 1. Barcelona (December 2019) Check-In with Bill McWeeny and Jenn Jackson

    I. New Business
    1. October 1, 2019 enrollments (enc)
    2. Policy # 6606 English as a Second Language – Lau Plan (First Reading) (enc)
    3. Preliminary Approval of 8th Grade Trip
    4. Possible Delegation of Votes for Union Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at
    5:30pm at the Penobscot Community School
    5. Policy # 5601 Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students – First Reading (enc)

    J. Reports
    ​1. Principal’s Report
    2. Superintendent’s Report

    K. Signing of Vouchers

    L. Adjournment

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  • Planning Board Mtg = CANCELLED Thursday, November 14  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    No applications received.

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Monday, November 18
  • Curbside Trash pick-up Monday, November 18  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 18  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, November 18  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, November 19
  • Curbside Recycling pick-up Tuesday, November 19  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Flower Arranging at Wilson Museum Tuesday, November 19  10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wilson Museum Hutchins Education Center

    Experience “The Magic of Flower Arranging” at the Wilson Museum

    Learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements and take a little magic home with you.

    In this program co-hosted by the Castine Garden Club and the Wilson Museum, Cullen Schneider from Blue Hill’s Fairwinds Florist will demonstrate the theory of flower arranging and also how to refresh an arrangement with new flowers or elements. Following the demonstration, the seasonally inspired arrangements she creates will be auctioned off to the audience, with proceeds supporting both Garden Club and Museum programming.

    The program is open to the public and free of charge, though it is hoped that attendees will come prepared to bid on one or more of the beautiful flower arrangements displayed and created.

    Cullen Schneider is a Maine native and moved to the Blue Hill peninsula during high school. After pursuing other interests, she returned to the area in 2004 and began working at Fairwinds, eventually purchasing the business. With a background in art, dance, and photography, she sees flowers as another expressive medium. She is a Maine Master Floral Designer, Certified Floral Designer, and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Cullen and her family live in Orland on a farm that provides many of the flowers for her business.

    For more information contact the Wilson Museum at 326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.

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Wednesday, November 20
  • T/G Mtg Wednesday, November 20  8:00 am - 9:00 am MMA Leeward RM
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Monday, November 25
  • Curbside Trash pick-up Monday, November 25  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 25  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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