Tenants Harbor

43° 57′ 49″N , 69° 11′ 59″W

Rockland

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Photo: Nat Warren-White

Tenants is a popular cruising stop with plenty of guest moorings, a well-stocked general store, and a welcoming boatyard owned by renowned Maine artist Jamie Wyeth, who also has a lovely home on Southern Island lying to port as you enter the harbor. The lighthouse, perched on the island’s east end, presents a painterly vision coming out of the fog approaching the harbor from the south or east. Like many Maine harbors, Tenants is a working fishing village, so be prepared for the sound of diesel engines cranking up before dawn. If you’d prefer something a little quieter, Long Cove lies just to starboard as you enter Tenants. There are no moorings in Long Cove, but it’s an easy and safe place to anchor. If the winds are blowing hard out of the east or southeast, Long Cove is preferable to Tenants.

Approach & Cautions

Photo: Jeremy D’Etremont, Flickr

Approaching from either the east or south, aim for the green-lighted bell buoy, #1, just off the east end of Southern Island, then make your way up the center of the channel until you see the small red and green channel markers at the outer edge of the mooring field. If you’re heading into Long Cove, simply turn right after you’ve rounded Southern, then run in between nun #2 and the ledge making out from the mainland, staying closer to the nun.

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Docking, Anchorages, or Moorings

You’ll find plenty of moorings for rent in Tenants. As you approach the harbor, give the Tenants Harbor Boat Yard a call at 207-372-8063 or give them a shout on Ch 9 or 68. The yellow lobster-type buoys scattered through the anchorage belong to Susan Miller (207-596-6317), whose family used to own the Cod End fish market and restaurant. You can pick up a yellow mooring buoy, and Susan will come find you in her rowboat to collect the $25 nightly fee. If you want Wi-Fi coverage, try to wrangle a boat yard mooring close to the dock. THBY may also have limited dockside space available.

VHF

Channels 9, 68, 16 or 207-372-8063 for Tenants Hbr Boat Yard

FUEL

THBY for Diesel & Ethanol Free Gasoline

WATER

THBY

ELECTRICITY

THBY

SHOWERS

THBY

LAUNDRY

NA

WIFI

THBY will give customers a password, and reception is good if you’re close to their dock

PUMP OUT

On float, run by the town.

SERVICES

Tenants Harbor Boat Yard

TRASH

THBY

MEDICAL

PenBay Medical Center 6 Glen Cove Dr, Rockport 207-301-8000 Coastal Medical Clinic 269 Old Cty Rd Rockland 207-593-7925

MORE BOAT AMENITIES

Tenants Harbor Boat Yard has limited repair services. Call 207-372-8063 to see what’s possible.

Getting Ashore

Photo: Courtesy Small Adventures of Tenants Harbor

You can park your dinghy at the town dock, the farthest landing up the starboard side of the harbor (except for one private dock), or at the Tenants Harbor Boat Yard.

Photo: Tenants Harbor General Store – courtesy Linda Bean

Provisioning

Great provisioning at Tenants Harbor General Store.

Photo: Courtesy of East Wind Inn

Dine Out

 

Photo: Google Maps

Hikes

The village is small, cozy, and lovely to walk around. We always take our dog to the ball field just up the road from the town dock for a good run.

For those wanting a longer hike with an interesting destination, consider

 

Photo: Rosa Rugosa by Nat Warren-White

Other Things To Do

“Smell the roses.”

If you want more ideas for things to do locally or in the St George Peninsula area, see this site: eastwindinn.com/the-area.htm

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