Another favorite anchorage in Casco Bay includes The Goslings, now owned by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. It offers a trifecta of small islands sporting a couple of tiny delightful sandy beaches and almost-always-available strong moorings, especially on weekdays. Although not customarily recommended, here you can pick up any unoccupied mooring and hope the owner doesn’t show up and kick you off. If they do, it’s rare that you can’t find another one vacant nearby. This cove is a lovely large open-but-protected area with wonderful walking ashore at the several islands surrounding you. Weekends tend to get crowded with boats from Portland who love to congregate, raft-up, and party here.