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AudioFile Lobsterbake

Save the date for the AudioFile Narrators Lobsterbake 2018 : 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

On Saturday July  21std, AudioFile invites you to join us for a day on the rocky coast in Boothbay, Maine. We celebrate the creative spirit of audiobooks with conversation, good friends, and an amazing Lobsterbake.

12:00 Plan to join us anytime after noon, for conversation, swimming, boating or just sitting on the lawn at Robin's Tidesong cottage.

Tidesong cottage is in EAST Boothbay (see directions below) 

2:00 PM  We'll begin serving. The lobsters will be cooked right on the beach at Tidesong, and timing may vary!

5:00 PM Stories on the lawn, or around the fire.

Cost is $45 per person.

Tidesong Cottage is at 136 Murray Hill Rd., East Boothbay, phone 207-233-4865. Parking is challenging--look for signs at green boat shed on Murray Hill Rd.
Then just a short walk to the cottage. Or, drop off at cottage, and park back at the boat shed.

RSVP: We have room for plenty of guests, but we need to count the number of lobsters to cook! 
You can also request the non-shellfish option (chicken salads, corn, et al.). Please RSVP by July 15.
Please send us a check for $45 per person--everything will be included. If you want a NON-Lobster option, please just let us know.

Spouses, guests and families are welcome. Email or call for help with details, or call us at the AudioFile office, 207-774-7563.

Send checks to:

AudioFile/ Lobsterfest 2018
PO Box 109
Portland ME 04112-0109

You may also pay by credit card using our secure SERV-U form or by calling 207-774-7563 during regular business hours. 
If you'd like to use PayPal, for payment use this email:

If you want to request non-shellfish, please also send an email to with your name & preference.

Travel and Hotel Logistics

July is high season in Maine, best to make your plans as soon as possible. This is a particularly busy weekend in Portland. Airports: Portland (PWM) Airport, flights here are the easiest but hard to get in July. Boston (BOS) is a 2 hr. drive, as is Manchester, NH (MHT) airport. A car is absolutely necessary to get to Boothbay. All the car rental agencies are at the Portland Airport.

Boothbay is "down" the coast as we say (but, up the coast on a map), from Portland. Midday on a Saturday in July, plan on a 2-hour drive from Portland, because of summer traffic--take me seriously, and start early, leaving yourself time to enjoy our beautiful spot! Earlier or later in the day, it is more like 1 1/2 hrs. Written driving directions below, or Google link.

More details:

BOOTHBAY: If you'd like to enjoy the small coastal towns and harbors, we suggest you stay in Boothbay Harbor for Saturday, and even Sunday nights. We recommend: Brown's Wharf 800-334-8110; Fisherman's Wharf 800-628-6872; Harborage Inn 800-565-3742. The Boothbay Harbor C of C site: has lots of options.

PORTLAND: Best information site:

We will be posting maps here and fielding questions from the AudioFile office. 207-774-7563, Cheryl will be glad to help you.

Remember please: RSVP to 207-774-7563 or

Directions: (Portland-Boothbay 2 hrs./~60 miles)

From Portland I-95 / Maine Turnpike North

Take Exit 52 (formerly exit 9) Falmouth: I-295 North  Stay right after tolls, stay right at fork onto I-295 North

Take Exit Brunswick US Rte 1 North

Follow Rte 1 along coast -- through Bath to Wiscasset.

Take Rte 27 South after Wiscasset bridge to Boothbay Harbor (11 miles)

Come into Boothbay Harbor, Hannaford Supermarket on right -- traffic light

Take Rte 96, 3 miles to East Boothbay -- DO NOT turn until you are through the village -- despite what GPS and Google Maps say--they are wrong!

Through East Boothbay village, up hill to East Boothbay General Store on right--bear hard right to Murray Hill Rd.

Look for parking signs on right at large green boat shed.

To Tidesong cottage: Follow along the waterside, twists and turns past Five Gables Inn, look for "Whitten, #136" on the left. No room for parking at the cottage, but you can drop off, and then park back at the boatshed.

(Click on the map for more detailed views and optional directions.)

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