Important Information About

Louise's and Nick's Wedding

Last updated June 7th, 2005

Louise in 1908

"How to Dress for The Wedding"

"We have been fielding questions about what to wear on the boat.

"First and foremost, we want our guests to be comfortable. Our dress code and expectations are extremely flexible. Let's face it, we are on a boat so there are a wide range of options. The weather is a factor. Hot or cold, sunny or rainy the temps may differ dramatically from land to sea. We encourage people to wear clothing that enhances their natural beauty and also an outfit that make sense for a boat.

"This is not the Queen Mary. There is an enclosed deck below which will have the dance floor, food and tables. The upper deck which has the new Tikki Bar is open and thus more exposed to the elements. On the plus side, we have about thirty Carmelite nuns praying for ideal weather conditions on June 11, 2005.

"If you are still absolutely flummoxed as to what is appropriate attire feel free to call Louise or Nick @ 207-596-6618"

What time is the Wedding???

Many people have asked "What time is the wedding?" Here's a picture from Maria to make it easy for everyone to remember!

Music Update:

"The Lydia Warren Band is the enertainment for the event. Lydia Warren is a well known blues guitarist and singer. We went to hear her perform again last night at the Time Out Pub. She and her band rocked the place down. She plays the blues with some rock and roll attitude. Sorry to disappoint people but there will be no chicken dancing on this voyage. Put your dancing shoes on cause this girl has a beat that gets everybody dancing."
Louise 5/17/05

M/V Monhegan

Key dates:

June 10th:

  • Rehearsal Dinner

June 11th:

  • Wedding!!! L&N's wedding will take place on the M/V Monhegan (, expect a "3 hour tour" (sounds like a TV show?), departure time is 1:00 PM sharp from Maine Boats and Harbors Dock. All aboard!!!

Windjammer in Rockland Harbor


Travel information:

Detailed directions complements of Maria

Directions from the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce

By car:

Rockland is about four hours northeast of Boston and less than two hours from Portland.

From Boston, Mass., (189 miles): Take I-95 into the State of Maine. Follow I-95 north to I-295 (Exit 44), South Portland.

From Portland, (82 miles): Take I-295 North to Exit 28, which is U.S. Route 1 North (Coastal Route) at Brunswick. Follow U.S. Route 1 to Thomaston. Rockland is four miles farther on Coastal Route One.

By Plane

Major airlines fly into Portland and Bangor airports. Daily commercial air service is also available to Knox County Regional Airport, at Owls Head, just outside of Rockland. Air service to area islands is provided by Penobscot Island Air, located at the Knox County Regional Airport. They also provide airline charter service to and from many destinations in the United States and Canada, sightseeing flights, and many other services. There is limousine service from the Portland and Bangor airports, regular bus service from Boston's Logan Airport and the Portland Jetport, and taxi service is available at Knox County Regional Airport. All three airports have car rentals available.


Louise and Nick have recommended their top picks
for good eats in Rockland!

  • The Rockland Cafe' is a staple of Rockland. This restaurant offers simple home cooking at very reasonable prices with a no frills atmosphere. They have a great kiddie menu. The price range for sandwiches to full meals is $2.50 -$17.95. They offer 'all you can eat' fried seafood dinners 7 days a week. Wednesday is all you can eat Pasta night. On pasta night kids under 10 eat for $2. People say the Cafe' has the best fish chowder they have ever tasted. Thomas More MacLellan can attest to this claim. It is located on Main Street within walking distance from the Tradewinds.
  • Amalfi- Focuses on Mediterranean cuisine. The average entree is $12-$20.00. Reservations are recommended. It is a small restaurant with booths. This restaurant is also on Main Street and an easy walk from the Tradewinds.
  • Primo- Many people consider this the best restaurant in NE. We would have to agree and thus this is our favorite place to dine for special occasions. Reservations are strongly recommended. The price range for entree's is $24-$35. We have never had a bad meal at Primo. The service is impeccable. Hands down this is the best restaurant we have come across in a long while. Primo is less than a three minute drive from Rockland in Rockland.
  • The Brass Compass-Right around the corner from the Tradewinds. Serves breakfast and lunch.
  • The Atlantic Bakery-Absolutely stop here for bread to take back home. It is absolutely fabulous. The bread travels well. They also offer sandwiches and soup. Main Street.
  • The Pastry Garden-Great pastries! Main Street.
  • Thorndike Creamery -Terrific ice cream. They also offer a NY style pizza by the slice or pie that is worth a taste. Ann and Maggie MacLellan like the free form blackboard. Main Street.
  • The Black Bull-Offers many options including prime rib, beer battered fish sandwich or escargot with puff pastry. Maria MacLellan was a fan of the funky martini special. Main Street
  • Conti's- Hard to describe this restaurant. It is on the water and offers pasta dishes and seafood. The only difference between this place and other restaurants is when the menu says shrimp scampi with pasta they mean shrimp scampi with pasta. We went one night and counted 42 large shrimp with pasta. You order when you walk in not at the table. Interesting and tasty. Waterview. Wine and beer served. Ignatius once ordered their lobster and pasta dish and ended up with five claws and two tails. All the bread and salad you can eat. Funky.
  • The Landings-On the waterfront. Vast and varied menu of seafood and steaks. Great fried mushrooms.

  • Cafe' Miranda- Miranda's has one of the most extensive and expansive menu we have ever encountered. An eclectic menu that takes a good 10 to 15 minutes to digest. Generally the table orders several large and small dishes and shares. Delicious bread. We must note that when this restaurant is on and the cook is good spirits it is exceptional. Reservations strongly recommended. Off Maine Street-on Oak Street, take a left at Uncle Zig's toy store.
  • O Bento-This is a quaint Japanese restaurant. It is in a house and offers family friendly dining. Plenty of good sushi and cooked food options. The shrimp tempura makes this restaurant worth the walk.
  • The Time Out Pub-Great- This is where you can hear great blues bands on Monday nights. The other nights may be a little bit suspect. For cheap drinks and eats this is the whole in the wall hangout and a favorite among locals and visitors alike for fun and entertainment. Thursday is karioke night.

Of course there are other places to eat but these are the places that we love and frequent.

Louise and Nick