PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to sign up for this paddle starting 2 weeks prior to the paddle. Signups begin August 2nd.
This event is open to Sea/Touring Kayaks 14' or longer with Watertight Bulkheads. A Spray Skirt is Required. Life Jackets (PFD's) Are Required When Paddling With This Group!
We will paddle from Bailey Island in Harpswell to Eagle Island. Eagle Island belonged to Admiral Peary when he reached the North Pole in 1909. It is now a Maine State Historic Site and is open to the public. Visitors to Eagle Island can tour Peary's house and enjoy the island's other amenities such as hiking trails, a beach, picnic area, and Mrs. Peary's flower gardens.
This paddle will be approximately 6 1/2 Nautical (7 1/2 Statute) Miles in length. The short distance of this paddle will allow us plenty of time to explore the island. We can also paddle to some of the nearby islands on our way back to the put in.
The fee for Landing on Eagle Island is $5.00... So Bring Some Cash!
High Tide at Harpswell : 4:31 pm
Low Tide at Harpswell : 10:49 pm
Sunset at 7:46 pm
Click here for the State of Maine - Eagle Island information
Click here for the Peary's Eagle Island website
This Is Important:
This is a Level 2+ paddle. You must be comfortable paddling in open water, wind, waves, and strong current, as well as be able to paddle quickly to cross boat channels. Expect Power and Sail Boat traffic. Experience with self and assisted rescues is required. Guests are not allowed for safety reasons.
After the paddle we will go to a nearby local eatery for a "Debriefing", so bring some $$$ if you are interested in joining us.
Directions From The Seacoast:
Use A GPS!
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Google Maps Directions To Bailey Island Mackerel Cove