Tim Tower, November 29, 2018
Welcome back, a day later!
Yesterday, along with editing
this Journal, I put together next season’s
agenda, opening and closing dates and important days. Here is a review of the
more salient dates.
We are opening Barnacle Billy’s (Original) on April 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM, barring any unforeseen
weather problems. Original
will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2019 until Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00
AM. From that time on, we will be open daily until Sunday, October 27, 2019. That
last date is the last day of Ogunquitfest
Weekend. It has been tradition that we close at the end of Ogunquitfest.
Barnacle Billy’s, Etc. opens at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Traditionally, we stop serving at Original
at the same time that Etc.
opens. And this will also be the case on Barnacle
Billy’s, Etc’s opening day next season.
Etc. will be open
daily until November 3, 2019. Until Memorial Weekend, Etc. will be open at noon on Saturday and Sunday only.
During the week, Etc. will be
open at 5:00 PM, including Fridays. After Saturday, May 25, 2019, Etc. will be
open daily at noon until we close on November 3, 2019.
My daughter, Halley Adelaide Hatch Tower, if all
goes well, will be married on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The reception will be held at Barnacle Billy’s, Etc. on that
Other dates of note:
The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Boston Tea Party reenactment at 6:00 PM on April 13, 2019, adjacent
to Barnacle Billy’s Dock that
extends off Original’s patio.
They will be using the fishing vessel Bunny
Clark on the float off Barnacle
Billy’s dock with local actors and actresses throwing bales of tea off the
bow. In 2016, the weather was perfect. Original’s
deck made the perfect viewing post and always does for this event.
The Fourth of July fireworks take place from Ogunquit Beach parking lot and extend over the ocean on July 4,
2019 at 9:00 PM. I would check with the Ogunquit
Chamber to make sure that time is correct. Finestkind Scenic Tours (207-646-5227) has three boats that will
take the public close to Ogunquit Beach
for a spectacular view. The tour boats leave from Barnacle Billy’s dock between 8:00 and 8:30 PM. Reservations are
The closing day for Barnacle Billy’s (Original), October 27, 2019, occurs on the same day that the
High Heel Race is run (usually
around 3:00 PM) on Ogunquitfest Sunday.
That is lot of fun. And our own emcee, Jimmy Lucibello, who owns Bourne Bed & Breakfast (B3 – 207-646-3891) has made this an
event to attend. He is just the best. And what better way to end the season
than to have a rum punch on the patio at Barnacle
Billy’s, listen to Jimmy and
watch a bizarre event at the same time!
I’m excited about this next season coming. I hope you are too!