More reasons to wail and whine

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More sad news from Maine’s coast. The Oakland House, one of my faves, will not reopen this season.

Fourth-generation innkeeper Jim Littlefield, and his wife Sally, are returning the property edging Eggemoggin Reach, at the tip of the Blue Hill Peninsula, to a family compound, after having sold the Shore Oaks Seaside B&B and Boathouse Cottage into private family hands. The Rusticator Restaurant will not open this season, although they hope that someone will operate it and preserve it for future generations. UPDATE: Oakland House Cottages remain open, YAY!

And another fire has destroyed yet another business in downtown Northeast Harbor. The Tan Turtle restaurant burned to the ground on Friday night; see this Bangor News story.