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May 29, 2007

Kennebunkport Trivia!

What President has his summer home in Kennebunkport?  (The home was built by his maternal grandfather in the early 1900s.)

  1. George Washington
  2. George H. W. Bush (#41)
  3. George Clooney

How many beaches are in the Kennebunk's?

  1. None
  2. 4 (Goose Rocks Beach, Colony Beach, Gooches Beach, Mother's Beach)
  3. 5 (Plus Parsons Beach)

How many museums are in the Kennebunks?

  1. None
  2. 2 (Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport Historical Society)
  3. 3 (Also the Seashore Trolley Museum)

What was the economic activity that made Kennebunkport prosperous before tourism?

  1. Whaling
  2. Fishing
  3. Shipbuilding

How many trains per day brought tourists to Kennebunkport from New York and Boston before World War Two?

  1. Seven
  2. Five
  3. Two

How many large hotels existed in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport to serve the tourists during the years before World War Two?

  1. 27
  2. 15
  3. 8

Kennebunkport has many distiquished restaurants; what is the name of the celebrated restaurant honored with the AAA 5 Diamond Award?

  1. The Cape Arundel Inn
  2. The White Barn Inn
  3. On The Marsh

What is the name of the summer stock playhouse in the area?

  1. The Arundel Barn Playhouse
  2. The Gorge Bush Memorial Playhouse
  3. The Port Playhouse

What is the only Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Inn honored with the AAA 4 Diamond Award?

  1. The Kennebunkport Inn
  2. The Captain Lord Mansion
  3. The Captain's Garden House

What famous authors lived and wrote in the area?

  1. Booth Tarkenton
  2. Rachel Carson
  3. Kenneth Roberts
  4. All of these

Answers: 2,3,3,3,1,1,2,1,2,4  I hope you have some fun with this post!  Rick Litchfield, Your Innkeeper

May 25, 2007

Five Ways to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Kennebunkport

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start to the tourist season and there are several activities that begin this weekend which offer you different experiences to enhance your enjoyment of Kennebunkport.

  1. The Lobster Boat Rugosa begins giving scenic cruises along the beautiful and rugged coast.  See lobster harvesting up close and personal!  This weekend, the Captain Lord Mansion begins offering a special package whereby you may take this interesting cruise and then enjoy a "Lobster Shore Dinner" at Mabel's Lobster Claw restaurant. 
  2. The Whale Watch boat Nick's Chance offers you an opportunity to visit Jeffery's Ledge which is a feeding area for whales.  It is located 20 miles from shore in the gulf of Maine.  Several species of whales are resident throughout the summer, feeding primarily on herring.  The twin, high output, diesel engines with a cruising speed in excess of 20 knots, allows the boat to reach the feeding grounds in about one hour.
  3. Ride the Rails at The Seashore Trolley Museum.  Just minutes from Dock Square, Kennebunkport's shopping district, the museum is a world apart, a place where history comes alive.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of a bygone era as you ride restored historic electric railway vehicles and explore the world-famous international transportation collection and beautiful grounds.
  4. Step aboard the Schooner Eleanor at the docks of the Arundel Wharf. Your trip begins with a short ride down the historic Kennebunk River, passing lobster boats and luxury yachts. Once clear of the harbor, the sails are set and the wind takes charge. A typical course will take you along the scenic coastline from Cape Arundel to Cape Porpoise. Watch lobstermen at work and seabirds glide by. Learn a little local history. Help work the sails or sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh salt air. The peace and quiet of cruising under sail will put a smile on your face.
  5. Kennebunkport celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th with an old-fashioned parade of veterans and the high school marching band.  You might see George H. W. Bush (#41) giving an address at the ceremonies.  Finish your weekend with this solemn celebration of the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

We always look forward to Memorial Day as an unofficial start to the tourist season.  Even though the real rush begins about mid-June, we want our gardens and rooms to be ready by the holiday.  Rick Litchfield, your innkeeper

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