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  • Tim Tower

Billy's Journal

Now that we have closed both restaurants, the cleaning of both progresses. My brother, Court, and Matt Pedersen are working on getting Barnacle Billy's (Original) cleaned up while Chuck MacDonald and Chad Schools are running clean-up at Barnacle Billy's, Etc. I'm making sure that everything is going according to plan and that everything is where it should be for winter storage after all the clean-up is finished. We have to prepare for winter storms. Some of that preparation means moving tables from "Original" to "Etc". Original is closer to the water so it is naturally more vulnerable to storm surge, heavy rain, heavy seas at astronomical high tides and northeast wind, our most unfavorable wind (along with easterly wind) during a storm. We hope we will be spared the major storms this winter like the last two. But you have to be prepared for the worst.

I posted opening dates on our home (index) page, the page you first see when you open this web site. For Barnacle Billy's (Original), we open at 11:00 AM EDT, Friday, April 7, 2017, and stay open through the weekend until Sunday night. Closing times will be 9:00 PM, both Friday & Saturday. Sunday we will be open until at least 8:00 PM. We will be closed the following week including April, 10, 11, 12 & 13. We will be opening again on Friday, April 14, 2017. From that day forward we will be open daily from 11:00 AM to at least 8:00 PM until the end of the season. Our season ends at "Original" on Sunday night, October 22, 2017. That weekend is "Ogunquitfest". And Sunday, our last day, will be the day of the, locally famous, high heel race!

For Barnacle Billy's, Etc., we open at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Typically, Originalcloses at 5:00 PM on that same day so that everything is focused on the opening at Etc. Etc. will remain open daily from that day forward. On Saturday & Sunday, Etc. will open at noon, closing at 9:00 PM. Every Saturday & Sunday will have a noon opening going forward. During the week, Etc.will open at 5:00 PM and close at 9:00 PM. Etc. will be open at noon on Saturday, May 27, 2017, and remain opening at noon every day until our closing day on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9:00 PM.

Special days to remember in Ogunquit are the fireworks on July 4, 2017, put on by our wonderful Chamber of Commerce on southern end of Ogunquit Beach. The fireworks are usually spectacular every year. Last year the Chamber had a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on the Bunny Clark, the boat tied stern-to pointed south at Barnacle Billy's dock. The deck at Original overlooks the Bunny Clark. This can also be easily viewed from the boardwalk along the shore. That is set to go off on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM EDT. Last year was the first year of the reenactment. It was so much fun we are looking forward to this again next season.

Please enjoy a wonderful off season, winter well (as Dad would have said) and stay happy and healthy until we see you next season!


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