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August 2009

August 25, 2009

Where Can You Find The Captain Lord Mansion in Miniature?

CL_Mansion_collage Hestia Creations of Marblehead, MA has been making miniature copies of the Captain Lord Mansion for many years.  The miniatures come as both Christmas ornaments and magnets.  The Christmas ornaments look very beautiful with the oval foliage surrounding the depiction of the inn building.  Over the many years selling these lovely keepsakes, we've offered several limited editions which have completely sold out.  Additionally, in the past, we offered Christmas Prelude Ornaments depicting Dock Square.  Those too have sold out.  However, we currently have a good selection of the Christmas collectible ornament pictured here.  If you would like to order one, they are $24.95 plus $4.95 for shipping.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

August 19, 2009

What is a "Shipbuilding Odyssey" in Kennebunk? And When Is It?


August 29th
Learn about the Kennebunks' storied shipbuilding past on Saturday, August 29 at 1PM.  "A Shipbuilding Odyssey" convenes at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk. The three-hour tour begins with a brief, illustrated look at what life was like in the Kennebunks' many 19th-century shipyards and all the types of tools and people it took to build the vessels that eventually sailed trade routes spanning the globe.
Guests then embark on a special, narrated trolley excursion, stopping at various historical locales associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s, including the sites of the former Bourne & Kingsbury and Titcomb yards, the Landing, and the locks. The afternoon concludes back at the Museum for guests to enjoy refreshments, view related collections, and receive a commemorative gift. Advance reservations are required as space is limited for this signature event. To secure a spot on the tour, stop by or call the Museum at 207-985-4802.  The cost is $30/person and $25 for current Museum members.  Guests at the Captain Lord Mansion may call our office at 800-522-3141 to pre-order their tickets. 
"A Shipbuilding Odyssey" is among a series of outreach programs for 2009 made possible by a grant from The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation and planned by the Brick Store Museum's Education Committee.

August 12, 2009

When Can You Visit Maine Lighthouses?

Open Lighthouse Day

FFF Lighthouse

Saturday, September 12, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard, the State of Maine and the American Lighthouse Foundation are pleased to announce the first ever open house of Maine lighthouses.

The largest effort of its kind in the nation, the event is designed to provide access to the public to all participating lighthouses on that one day.

The partnership with the Coast Guard, State of Maine and American Lighthouse Foundation is intended to increase awareness of Maine’s maritime heritage and the rich history of its lighthouses and lighthouse keepers.

If you are guests at the Captain Lord Mansion, you may order a "Lobster Picnic" to accompany you on your lighthouse excursion.  The picnic comes complete with a deluxe picnic basket, lobster rolls, creamy clam chowder, chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of wine.  The "Picnic Package" is one of our "Fun for Foodies" getaways and is priced at $99.00.

We are excited for this event, the first time ever for many of these lighthouses to be open to the public.  Call today for reservations.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

August 10, 2009

Maine DEP Certifies the Captain Lord Mansion!

EL logo 2008 The Maine Department of Environmental Protection certifies the Captain Lord Mansion as an "Environmental Leader" for implementing pollution prevention and conservation of resource actions and other environmentally friendly practices.  We received our certification in a letter dated July 25, 2009.

We have been recycling bottles, cans, glass, plastics, cardboard and paper for years. Also, we recently instituted several conservation practices such as replacing old toilets with water-saving models, changing to water saving shower heads and shutting off public-area gas fireplaces in summer.  Over the last 12 months we changed most of our cleaning and laundry supplies to green-certified non-toxic chemicals.  Last summer we replaced all of our old A/C units with new "Energy Star" units.  In April we replaced all our old kitchen appliances with new energy efficient units.  Our practicies have reduced our water, electric, propane and oil consumption by as much as 30%.  Additionally, we built a compost area last summer and compost most of our yard waste.

These practices have earned us this award from the State of Maine and we are thrilled that our efforts have been recognized by the state.  While you are with us, we appreciate if you would assist us by using our blue recycling bins in each guest room for bottles and cans.  We also appreciate our guests shutting off lights, fireplaces and other electronic appliances when leaving their room.  Thanks, Rick Litchfield, your innkeeper

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