Cruisers heading to Maine this summer should mark their calendars for a very special 25th annual SSCA Downeast Gam at Dick and Kathy de Grasse’s cottage on Broad Cove, Gilkey’s Harbor, Islesboro, Maine. The Gam will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, to give cruisers time to arrive, cruise Maine and Nova Scotia then head back south. This year’s Gam will kick off on Friday afternoon, August 1st with a dinghy raft-up cocktail party. Come ashore Saturday at 11:00 and bring your contribution to the potluck lunch.
After lunch, we hope to have Ed and Sue Kelly s/v Angel Louise– they are working their way north as I write this announcement – talk about their 4-year circumnavigation of Europe. We also have a surprise for those who like sea chanties. On Sunday we may arrange a bus tour of Islesboro (at nominal cost) depending on interest.
Coordinates 44º16.9’N, 68º 55.9’W will put you in sheltered Broad Cove in front of the cottage. There’s plenty of room to anchor in all-weather Gilkey’s Harbor. Dinghies can land on the seaweed beach in front of the cottage or tie up at the town dock (free) and walk 1/2 mile to the cottage. SSCA members and non-members are welcome. Sixty-three boats anchored in the harbor last year. For more information, call cell: 781-635-5439. After June 1st, call: 207-734-6948 at the cottage.