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, December 5
  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, December 5 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
    AGENDA:    

    ·        Callto Order – Colin Powell, Chair

    ·        Additions,deletions or corrections to the agenda

    ·        SignWarrant(s) and Abatements; review Budget vs. Actual, Trial Balance Sheets, BankReconciliations and Excise Tax Collections

    ·        ApproveMinutes of previous meeting(s)

    ·        Business:

    1.     ApproveFY23 Water Dept Budget as recommended by the Utility Board

    2.     TownManager’s Report

    3.    OtherBusiness as Required

    ·        Communications

    ·        Acknowledgemembers of the public and address their requests, if any.

    ·        PastActions

    ·        SelectboardComments   

    ·        Schedulenext meeting(s): [Selectboard Mtg(s): Monday, 12/19/22 at 4PM]

    ·        Adjourn

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  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 5  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 5  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, December 6
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, December 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, December 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following:
    1) Continuance Cathy & Brock Muir, 204 Perkins St, M21 L93, Renovation & Expansion of existing "ell" porch.

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  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, December 6  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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Wednesday, December 7
  • Library Board of Trustees Mtg Wednesday, December 7 Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    1.     Call to order

    2.     Approval of minutes from previousmeeting

    3.     Financial report,

    4.     Librarians report

    5.     Friends report

    6.     Unfinished business

             a.     Maintenance/project updates:

             i.     interiorlighting

             ii.     Landscape

             b.     Honoring/recognition of dedicated Library supporters

             c.      George Witherle photograph(s)

             d.    Policereview/update- after school use policy

    7.  New Business

            a. Camden Wealth Management – special project account

            b. appointment to the Board

    8.  Next meeting date

    9.  Adjourn

     

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Thursday, December 8
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, December 8  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider the following application(s):
    1) Barbara & Greg Nitzkowski, 202 The Shore Rd, M7 L1, Construct a 4-bay, 3279 sq/ft garage.

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Monday, December 12
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 12  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 12  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, December 12  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Tuesday, December 13
  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, December 13  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
    in the Library Reading Room

    All Playing Levels Welcome
    Join the Adventure!

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