Maine Sea Glass Company: Impressing Sea Glass Lovers Across Country

TEARS OF THE SEA 

Is a genuine natural sea glass company in its eleventh year!

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This husband and wife company started their business  11 years ago when they found their first piece of sea glass lying in the sand of a nearby Maine Beach.  Sea Glass (beach glass) or also known as mermaid tears jewelry creations are made with authentic genuine sea glass that is tumbled by the ocean and delivered  in its natural form. Each design is created as a one of a kind treasure from the sea for you to cherish! Click the link to see their online store!

A Bay Blue Breeze Cobalt Blue Sea Glass Earrings ~ Sterling

Tears Of The Sea offers unique one of a kind necklaces, bracelets, ankle bracelets,
pendants, rings and more! These are unique almost one of a kind pieces. They also do custom work. Are you are a jewelry lover or just looking for something unique or special that represents that ocean New England feeling? We invite you to browse their online store! Testimonials are in from all over the country from Texas, Florida, California and beyond. Are you getting married? Why not have some custom pieces done for your bridal party! They offer Gold filled and Sterling Silver.  Gift Certificates are also available!

Gift Wrapping Complimentary gift wrapping with every purchase of sea glass jewelry designs is available. They take great pride in showing you thanks for purchasing  their  original creations and making your shopping experience memorable.

Beautiful custom ocean theme gift packaging arrives perfect for all occasions including, birthdays, anniversaries and the holidays. Special gift cards are available per request, for that someone special.

Tears of the Sea has been seen in Coastal Magazine and featured in Portland Magazine.

A Turquise Blue Ocean Necklace

 

 

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Nubble Lighthouse Cruise

Just the other day we experienced the Nubble Lighthouse Cruise something we have long been wanting to do.  It was a great!  The Nubble Lighthouse Cruise are one of the many cruises offered by Finestkind Cruises in Perkins Cove Maine.

There is something about Perkins Cove that attracts so many visitors and if you are there early morning, in the afternoon or late in the evening the light and images that you can capture at Perkins Cove are amazing.  We enjoyed the Nubble Lighthouse Cruise which is a 90 minute round-trip narrative cruise. The boat leaves at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm daily while in season.  Other Cruises
available are daily Scenic Breakfast Cruises in season, Lobster Trips and a cocktail cruise.

Nubble Lighthouse

The Nubble Lighthouse Cruise is Finestkind’s longest cruise, a fourteen mile round trip which offers unsurpassed views of York’s elegant homes and rocky coast. Enjoy your favorite beverage aboard the Finestkind III as you cruise leisurely to the lighthouse, and don’t forget your camera – as you circle the seldom seen back of the Nubble Lighthouse you will have breathtaking photo opportunities. Don’t miss this chance to see these beautiful views by boat!

You can view the Marginal Way from Perkins Cove

Photos By Melissa Tyler

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Public Market House- Portland Maine

Portland’s Downtown Public Market Tradition

 The  Public Market House provides an inner-city outlet for Maine food producers in the heart of Maine’s largest population center. The New Public Market provides the people of Portland with an alternative shopping experience in which customers can purchase foods and other goods from small, local owner-operated businesses and even from the farmer himself. Tables at Monument Square are also available.

You can find fine cheeses, gourmet foods, specialty beverages, a fine selection of wines and beer from Maine Beer, Big Sky Bread, cookies and pastries, Market House Coffee and many other vendors.

Open Monday – Saturday, 10am- 7pm and Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

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Rockport, Massachusetts

The Arts Are ALIVE in Rockport!

Artists, Music, Theater, Shopping, Exploring and more! 6 Area beaches, 2 lighthouses, over 25 restaurants and forty plus B&B’s and Inns. Rockport offers so much to do and spectacular ocean views! Motif Number 1 Rockport’s trademark red fishing shack on Bradley Wharf. One of the most famous sites, first by painters then by photographers.

 WALKING TOURS

WalktheWords.com offers educational walks in the Rockport and Gloucester woods. They offer two different tours as well. America’s oldest ghost town tour of historic Downtown Dogtown and the Babson Word Rocks that features boulders inscribed by words from the Great Depression.   The second tour is the Whales Jaw Tour where you can walk the boardwalk at Briars Swamp. Both tour areas and rock formations were created by glaciers 10,000 years ago. Each of these tours are about 2 hours.

The Rockport Music  offers concerts, events and music festivals.  They are in their 30th season and offer performances during June and July.

Let’s Go Shopping!

Rockport has over 40 shops ThePewterShop is the oldest gift shop in Rockport.  Founded in 1935 offering the finest items made of pewter from sculptures and picture frames to baby gifts and wine accessories.

The Bolivia Trading Post specializes in high quality Alpaca products, handcrafted silver jewelry and more. VillageSilversmith is your source for beautiful gemstones from all over the world.  The Toad Hall Book Store  is a full service independent bookstore dedicated to environmental conscience living.  All net proceeds go to environmental projects and education.

Emerson Inn by the Sea Cape Ann’s only historic Grand Hotel located in the Pigeon Cove area of Rockport.   This Inn  features Award Winning Oceanfront Dining and Classic and Creative New England Cuisine.  A Seaside veranda, Brunch and Dinner, Award Winning Wine List  of over 100 selections and available for Weddings, Special Events and Conferences. They also feature a Halloween Ball every year.

Rockport also offers Parks, Bird Watching, Golf, Kayaking, Sailing, Hiking, Whale watching and Boat and Fishing Charters and Parties. For more info visit the RockportChamber of Commerce 

 

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History of Perkins Cove

Then & Now

Ogunquit meant “Coastal Lagoon” to native Abenaki Indians and was first a village within Wells, Maine settled in 1641. The first sawmill was established in 1686 and shipbuilding developed along the Ogunquit River.  Besides constructing schooners and brigs, local shipwrights built the famous “Ogunquit Dory”.

First called “Fish Cove”, fishing was a major livelihood but the cove was unprotected by breakwater from the Atlantic storms. Fisherman had to protect their boats by hauling them ashore each night and the Fish Cove Harbor Association was created. They dug a channel across the land they purchased to connect Fish Cove with Josias River.  When the trench was complete….IN ROARED THE OCEAN. It’s erosion helped further widen the passage. The resulting tidewater basin would be called “Perkins Cove” across which spans a manually operated  draw footbridge and one of the most photographed in Maine!

The Beach…The People…The Arts

 A  3 mile beach of pale sand and dunes form a barrier peninsula and connected to the mainland in 1888 by bridge across the Ogunquit River. The weather-beaten village was discovered by artists and became a popular art colony and tourist area. In 1898 when the Ogunquit Art Colony was established it was not unusual to see artists and fisherman selling their trades at Perkins Cove.  To accommodate Summer crowds several seaside hotels and inns were built.

Marginal Way

The area is also known for it’s historical trail known as Marginal Way.  A one and a half mile paved trail along the coastline from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. There are benches along the way to linger and enjoy the view. It’s an easy walk and very photographic as well. If you are painter or photographer you will definitely want to pack your easel and paint brushes or camera and enjoy! 2-hour  Walking Tours are also available to learn more about the 350 year history of Ogunquit.

Josiah Chase Jr., a conservationist and former state legislator retired to York, Maine and
bought a 20 acre strip of land from Perkins Cove to Israel Head. He donated a 1 mile strip to the town of Ogunquit in 1925. Years latter other Ogunquit landowners who also showed their love of Ogunquit donated the other 1/4 mile.

 Today

Stroll the 1 1/4 mile paved path with park benches, fragrant flowers in season, ocean breezes and photographic views. The Marginal Way Preservation Fund is a committee that protects and preserves the Marginal Way for future generations. To learn more or to donate to the cause please click on the link above.

 

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Perkins Cove, Maine

 Picture Perfect Postcard

The New England coastline is full of nooks and crannies everywhere! In Maine you can find them all over the coast. One of our favorites is Perkins Cove.  Perkins Cove is beautiful to visit any season as it is on the coast, but it is May through October that the sun shines brightest and it is the most busiest and a favorite destination for many.

Perkins Cove is a small but popular artist colony and tourist area with shops, restaurants, lodging facilities and breathtaking views of the ocean. It is also known for it’s historical trail known as the Marginal Way.  Once known as a fishing village, Perkins Cove is now an outdoor mall of shops and boutiques.

Perkins Cove has been a favorite place for artists, painters and tourists for generations. It’s great to spend a day and or evening strolling the shops, the Marginal Way and having fresh seafood at area restaurants.  It’s even better to spend a few days or a week exploring the entire area including Ogunquit and nearby towns like Wells and other nearby coastal towns.

 You’ll find unique New England themed shops like The Pottery Shop at Perkins Cove which is now open weekends and will open daily in mid April. This shop features pottery, art, gifts, jewelry and more.  Mountain Top Tee’s has 2 floors of souvenirs, t-shirts, clothing and jewelry.  Seaglass Jewelry Shop and Perkins Cove Candies are some other area favorites to stroll through for great area finds.

You’ll find fresh seafood at Barnacle Billy’s  opening for their 50th season, Friday, April 8th.  This restaurant is actually two restaurants side by side known for their luxury lobster, steamed clams, large lusty drinks, barbecued chicken, homemade clam chowder, lobster rolls and more. Barnacle Billy’s has an extensive indoor dining area as well as a sundeck with all the beauty of the harbor and ocean views. Another area favorite is MC Perkins voted “Top Ten Places in the World with a View” by USA Today in Summer 2007.

Finest Scenic Cruises offers several scenic sightseeing cruises in the area. They are open
for the season May 1st through Mid October. There’s a late afternoon cocktail cruise, an evening cruise, a daily breakfast cruise and a lobster cruise where you can experience watching Maine lobster-men trap and haul fresh lobsters! This is a great experience and family fun for the whole family. There is also a cruise of nearby Nubble Lighthouse which is their longest cruise; a 14 mile round trip of unsurpassed views of York’s elegant homes on the rocky coast.

Riverside Motel is the only lodging facility actually located on the cove linked via the footbridge.  There are many other inns, motels and B&B’s in Ogunquit.  Parking is limited especially in the busy season and several trolley’s also operate through Ogunquit Trolley which operates late June through mid October. Plus it’s a fun way to see other sites nearby. For more information on the area visit The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.

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