Sunday, August 12, 2012

Port Clyde, Maine - Gateway to Monhegan Island



Port Clyde is a small fishing village on the tip of a peninsula in mid-coast Maine.  It is best known as the place to get the boat to Monhegan Island.  Although the Hardy Boat out of New Harbor is the quickest route to Monhegan, many always favored Port Clyde.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 


 

  Here are a few pictures from the late 70s.



 

Monhegan (below) is of course a famous island, rugged and windswept. It is home to the artist Jamie Wyeth, (son of Andrew, grandson of N.C.) and is a popular destination for many artists. It sits about 12 miles (nautical) offshore in Muscongas Bay and roughly three quarters of it is protected by a conservation easement.

 
Monhegan Island Hotel

9 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

I will have to add this to my "must see" list! We are members of the Brandywine River Museum in Pa. (home of the Wyeths) and I've seen so much of Jamie's work there, so this would be wonderful. Thanks for posting about it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Now this is Maine.

Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago, we took the boat from Boothbay Harbor to Monhegan Island, and we had the opportunity to meet one of our favorite local artists, Kevin Beers. The hiking was spectacular, and the summit rewarded us with some of the most breathtaking cliff views imaginable.

Susan R said...

I'm pretty sure I was meant to live in Maine, but took a wrong turn somewhere along my destiny.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great pictures! This is the first year in 29 that I haven't made a Maine pilgrimage, and your post was a nice pick-me-up!
Madeline Aka Muffy

j.mosby said...

Muffy.
Monhegan Island that's hardcore Maine! Very Winslow Homer and Jamie Wyeth!

Bitsy said...

I find it amazing that posts such as this actually have the effect of relaxing me, without my ever having left my desk! They're like mini vacations during a busy work week. The text and photographs manage to evoke the sense of actually being in the places shown. Of course, actually being there would be better, but these posts certaining give one a welcome break!

Anonymous said...

Jamie actually lives on Southern Island (formerly Tenants Harbor) Light. The Light serves as his private studio.

Anonymous said...

True- but he does own a house on Monhegan that was built by Rockwell Kent.