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See Midcoast Maine through the eyes of the Wyeth's -- the region's iconic painters -- on Wyeth by water cruises

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 1, 2017 12:39:45 PM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe


People who love the powerful scenes of the Maine coast as depicted by the Wyeth family of painters have a unique opportunity to see those places in real water, rock, and sky, via the Wyeths by Water boat cruises out of Port Clyde. Expert guides operating a retrofitted lobster boat take you on a trip past sights that informed the powerful paintings by Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth.

Itinerary #1 (Tuesdays) travels on the Saint George River. Visitors can see the Olson House from the same viewpoit of Andrew Wyeth’s woman in “Christina’s World” at Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Itinerary #2 (Wednesdays & Fridays) travels the outlying islands and shows the locations of "Lobstering OffBlack Spruce Ledge" and "Island Funeral" by N.C. Wyeth.

Itinerary #3 (Mondays & Thursdays) travels past Forrest Gump’s Marshall Point Lighthouse to see the wild east facing side of the peninsula, including Roaring Spout, to Southern Island Lighthouse appearing in more than 100 paintings by Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth.  Map.

Mary Lhowe

Written by Mary Lhowe