Friday, August 11, 2017
Early this morning I was sitting at the desk overlooking the east side of the island and saw a ghostly site, a square-masted schooner sailing by the island! This was even before sunrise but there was enough light to have it stand out. It was just a little spooky seeing it knowing all the ghost stories that surround the island. We have an AIS app on the iPad and used it to identify the boat as the S/V Oliver Hazzard Perry making her way up to Rockland from Portland. As I was taking pictures of the boat, I was also treated to a gorgeous sunrise.
Today is the day Ken Young from FOSILS was hosting a group from the Maine Maritime Museum and we were expecting them around 11. Brian and I tried to get some chores done but again we were interrupted by early visitors. We really want to get a chance to complete another complete pass on the trails with the weed wacker but it will be put off another day. I did have a chance to pick some perfectly ripe blackberries and bake a dozen cookies for Ken to take back with him because I felt terrible on Wednesday when he was disappointed I hadn’t baked anything special for the Wednesday Warriors.
The visitors in the museum group were so much fun to talk to and it was the first time I heard Ken give the historical narrative of the island, another chance to learn more about Seguin. As the day progressed, Brian and I take turns taking Phin and Pickles out for a breath of sunshine. Brian mentioned to me in passing that something wasn’t right with Phin but he was stilling willing to eat a part of Brian’s lunch. We had 4 sailors arrive in the cove later in the afternoon and as Brian was taking them up to the tower, I went to walk the dogs again and at this point I saw Phin having a difficult time breathing. When I got him back in side, he collapsed and minutes later had passed away. He led an adventurous life as our dog and I am so grateful he could pass on to the Rainbow Bridge on his own terms. Knowing Phin, he will be the newest ghost story on Seguin, maybe a dog barking in the fog? He will be missed but I am happy he is at peace.
Guests today – 41
Guests total – 1415
USCG – 6