Details for Blue Hill Town Dock
Name

Blue Hill Town Dock
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.6 stars from 5 reviews

Address Water St.
Blue Hill, ME 04614

Phone

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel



Web site

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach

The trip is less intimidating than the chart suggests. As the Taft/Rindlaub cruising guide recomends, follow the marked channel and trust the buoys coming into Blue Hill. Don't cut 'em too close. Entering at or near low tide is recommended because it allows you to spot the dangers before the 10-foot tide begins to rise anda cover them.

Tide

10

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info

Most yachts lie to the ebbing current rather than to the wind, so keep that in mind when you anchor.

Depths

Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 5.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Depth shown above for transient dockage is for the dinghy dock at HIGH WATER. Local knowledge says you have enough water to use the town dock with your dink from about 2 hours before high water to 2 hours afterwards. Tarry too long and your dink will be high and dry at low water.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

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Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)



Dinghy access

Yes - Dinghy dock available a couple of hours either side of high tide.

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Wardwell Oil (207-359-2252) will deliver diesel to wharf by previous arrangement. At MHW, about 6' alongside wharf which can handle boat to 50'. Try to get on/off wharf within +/- 30 minutes of high tide.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Wardwell Oil will deliver diesel fuel to dock at high tide. Need to call ahead and schedule.

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice



Trash



Showers



Heads



Laundry



Grocery

Yes - Quaint little country grocery in town - Merril and Hinckley's. Also the Blue Hill Food Coop for organics. Large supermarket is +1 mile.

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Bars



Hotels or motels



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Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Great cell access in town and free WiFi at the library.

Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Blue Hill Town Dock
hurricane hole, 2011-09-13
Captain: , newburyport (183)

frolic and crew survived Irene's 40plus winds very comfortably inner harbor at anchor.
p.s. the town dock is dry 2 hours each side of LOW tide.
farmer's market Fridays .



Worth the time to get there, 2011-08-20
Captain: , Mamaroneck NY (161)

Anchoring in inner harbor limited but possible. Protection is good. Town dock dries out 2 hrs each side of high, but landing permitted N side where lobsterman dink out from. Seals and lots of fish to watch from the boat. Town is small and quaint, walk to Blue Hill Mountain is long but worth the effort, lot's of blueberries to pick on the climb up. Co-op has lots of organic foods for provisioning.



Walking Trail, 2011-07-22
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH, USA (518)

There is a beatiful trail that will take you from the town to the top of the hill with amazing views. The head of the trail is unmarked, between the Post Office and the hardware store.



A charming place with a well-protected harbor, 2010-07-28
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (1288)

Although the channel in is a bit torturous you're rewarded for your fine navigation with a nearly perfect Maine harbor. No lobster boats to rock you either!

The inner harbor at Blue Hill is hard to beat for protection, but the downside is that it's tough to find room to anchor among all the moorings. Some of the moorings are surely available as rentals, but the question is how to determine which ones. Kolligewigewok Yacht Club (call "KYC" on VHF-9) has rental moorings in the outer harbor but you're not as well protected-- not a great concern in most summer weather.

We dinked to town for lunch at high water and had excellent sandwiches on the deck at the tiny coffee shop next to the Barnacle. My lobster roll had close to a pound of great fresh lobstah meat drenched in butter--worth the $17.95 price.

The Merrill and Hinckley grocery store is just what you'd expect in a small Maine town that doesn't cater much to tourists: big enough to keep you supplied with the essentials between trips to a real supermarket.

Keep in mind that moored and anchored yachts tend to lie to the current, especially on the ebb, rather than the wind.

A fine place to kick back and enjoy the pleasures of Maine.



Blue Hill Town Dock, 2007-08-31
Captain: , Oriental, NC (249)

This dock which dries at low tide, gives access to a charming town with a country grocery store and a nice restaurant. Just make sure to time your visit with the tides.

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