You’re invited to Wyeths By Water, Port Clyde
Port Clyde is rich with history of generations of fishermen as well as Wyeth family artists. Take one of three onboard art tours in the newly refitted authentic lobster boat, Linderin Losh, with our captain and tour guide—who will pull up a lobster trap or two on your excursion—to see many viewpoints captured in famous Wyeth paintings.
Message from Linda:
We depart on 2.5 hour excursions in my 42-foot lobster boat built by one of Maine’s historic designers, Royal Lowell, refitted with Coast Guard approval to accommodate up to 20 guests. Captain Dennis Leight and our Wyeth tour guide Rayette Hudon will describe the Wyeth summer home/studio (“Eight Bells” since 1920) and introduce you to their words and feelings as they described painting here. We’ll take you to the sites of emotionally powerful fine art paintings by Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth, and show you how N.C. Wyeth incorporated Port Clyde area images into classic book and American textbook illustrations, and into Coca-Cola ads in the 1930s and 40s.
Summer 2017 Tour Schedule
Itinerary #1 | Tuesday
Saint George River. We’ll see the famed Olson House from the water, from the exact orientation of Andrew Wyeth’s woman in the pink dress in “Christina’s World” at Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Itinerary #2 | Wednesday & Friday
Outlying Islands. Includes the sites of Lobstering OffBlack Spruce Ledge and Island Funeral, both by N.C. Wyeth. Allen and Benner Islands beckon us to Betsy James Wyeth’s world as featured in Architectural Digest (June 2003).
Itinerary #3 | Monday & Thursday
Cannibal Shore: A journey past Forrest Gump’s Marshall Point Lighthouse to see the wild east facing side of the peninsula, including Roaring Spout, to Southern Island Lighthouse appearing in over 100 spectacular paintings by Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. A scenic beach lobster cookout can be added to this tour by appointment.
Seasonal, May 29 – October 9, 2017
Tour Days, Monday – Friday
Tour Times, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
6 Cold Storage Road Port Clyde, Maine 04855
Tickets: $42.00 per person
On the Dock (behind the Port Clyde General Store) or
At the Wyeth Gallery (upstairs over the Port Clyde General Store 10am-6pm daily)