CUSHING, MAINE — A lobster bake, “Lyman-Smores”, farm-to-table dining on North Haven Island, and harborside cocktails were some of the highlights of the three-day Lyman-Morse owner and customer gathering to celebrate 40 years as a premier boat builder and service provider.
Owners and customers came from across the country to Maine to join in the festivities. Many brought their boats that were either built and/or serviced by the yard that was founded in 1978 by Cabot Lyman. 1978 was a big year for other reasons too: His twin sons, Drew and Alex, were also born that year. Drew is now running the company.
Friends Who Also Happen to Be Customers
“We wanted to create a weekend based around the some of the cruising destinations that are near and dear to our hearts,” said Drew Lyman. “We are also very much a family business, so inviting folks to Mom and Dad’s home set the tone for the weekend. We have always considered our customers really more as friends and family.”
Eight boats ranging from power cats, to a Cape Dory to custom 90-ft power yacht and a couple of Lyman-Morse built Seguin sailboats filled in Maple Juice Cove in front of the Lyman’s house for a picture-perfect evening. Lobsters and clams were served up to the 80 guests, the moon rose and the fire pits were lit for after-hours corn hole toss and make-your-own Lyman-Smores served by Drew and Mackenzie Lyman’s daughters.
To Penobscot Bay and Beyond
The next day the fleet had a great sail and cruise to North Haven island. A big yellow school bus delivered the group to Turner Farm for a most delicious farm-to-table dinner. Saturday was equally beautiful for a cruise across Penobscot Bay and a wrap-up cocktail at the Rhumb Line restaurant on Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer’s Camden wharf.
Friends and memories were made, and a good time was had by all, who look forward to the next gathering.