Dockside Guest Quarters

January 25, 2012

Southwest Airlines coming to Portland !!

Good news on airfare to Maine ! Southwest Airlines has announced that it will start flying to Portland, Maine as well as Boston and Manchester,NH. This can only help reduce fare and add convenience.


January 24, 2012

So….what do you do all winter.3

Pictured below are a couple of important guys that help keep the Dockside maintained at a high level. Scott and Zach Chase are the carpenters who repair just about everything at Dockside.  They show up in November and leave in April.  Scott has been with us for over 35 years.
Siding, windows decks, leaking roofs and more. chase
In the project pictured above they are replacing rotten siding out side of room 115 in the Lookout. BUT they had to remove the stairs going to room 119 & 120 to get at the problem. Nothing is simple!

January 10, 2012

So….. what do you do all winter.2 ?

This is a continuation of a series about what we do at the Dockside over the winter months.


Fred gives room 113 in the Quarterdeck a refresh; He has stripped the old wall paper and painted the ceiling, walls and woodwork. There will be new upholstered chairs and lighting.

January 2, 2012

So… What do you do all winter?

One of the most common questions I get is “what do you do all winter?”
Lots actually, we work on room renovations, maintenance and other projects that we can’t do when there are guests around. We just performed one of the more interesting ones: taking down the flag pole in front of the Maine House. It hasn’t been down in over 5 years and needed to be painted. Good thing we did because we found some rotten spots that need to be repaired. Yes, the flagpole is wood.

Dockside's flag pole being loaded on a truck

Dockside's flag pole being loaded on a truck

The above photo shows the 48′ flagpole being loaded on a truck to be taken away for repairs.

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