Category Archives: History, Literature

Did You Know The Maine Maritime Museum is Close to Kennebunkport?

Often, when the weather is inclement, guests at the Captain Lord Mansion or our Captain’s Garden House are searching for indoor activities. I believe that one of the best activities on a rainy summer day in Maine is to visit one of the many nearby history or art museums which are located in Southern Maine.  […]

The Kennebunkport Designer Show House Opens This Saturday!

The Kennebunkport Designer Show House opens this Saturday!  The Kennebunkport Historical Society will be sponsoring a Designer Show House at Rocky Pastures, the former Kenneth Roberts estate in Kennebunkport, from Saturday, June 23 through Saturday, July 14, 2012. The house is currently for sale and has been recently updated combining classic features with modern conveniences. […]

Do you know where the Kennebunkport Historical Society Designer Show House is this Year?

The Kennebunkport Historical Society will be sponsoring a Designer Show House at Rocky Pastures, the former Kenneth Roberts estate in Kennebunkport, from June 22 through July 14, 2012. The house is currently for sale and has been recently updated combining classic features with modern conveniences. All proceeds from the three-week event will benefit preservation projects […]

Introducing The Captain Lord Mansion Book Club in Kennebunkport, Maine

I enjoy reading, especially historical novels, biographies and general history books.  I just finished reading “Lost in Shangri-La: Escape From a Hidden World”, By Mitchell Zuckoff.  This is a true life adventure about a World War II military plane crash in the wilds on New Guinea.  Mr Zuckoff spins an intriguing tale of death, survival […]

Where Did All the Kennebunk Beach Hotels Go?

When Bev and I purchased the Captain Lord Mansion 34 years ago, there still were several old hotels located on Kennebunk Beach.  The most prominent of the remaining hotels still operating in the late 1970’s was the Narragansett Hotel.  The rooms were quite small and most baths were located down the hall!  However, it was […]

Remembering What is Lost in Kennebunkport Near the Captain Lord Mansion

There is so much construction activity in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, Kennebunkport and Goose Rocks Beach with many new businesses being built or having been opened this year, I was waxing nostalgic today about some great businesses which are no longer here.  Do you remember the Old Grist Mill Restaurant which was opened in the 1940’s […]

More Recent Interesting History Regarding the Captain Lord Mansion, A Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

This is a delightful picture of our daughter Dana and her husband Eric sharing their cake on their wedding day here at the Captain Lord Mansion.  Their small wedding ceremony was performed at the Kennebunkport Village Baptist Church, after which their reception was held in the Mansion Carriage House.  The wedding took place on Labor Day weekend, […]

Special Events from the Past at the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

  Painting called "Treasured Memories" by Dennnis Perrin For Charles Clark and his family, summers in Maine were a time of joyous family gatherings and celebrations.  One such event is reported in the Saturday, July 16, 1887 edition of The Wave, another local newspaper of the period.  It tells us that “Mr. Charles P. Clark, […]

Charles P. Clark’s Final Renovations to the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

   Old Staircase at the entrance to the Bed & Breakfast Office We believe it is fortunate that Charles decided to restrict his major alterations to the rear portion of the "mansion" and pretty much leave the front section alone, because much of the original 1812 architectural details still exist in that section of the building.  For example, there is […]

Did You Know That the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn was Remodelled in the Early 1800’s by Daniel W. Lord, Nathaniel’s Oldest Son?

The Captain Lord Mansion circa mid to late 1800’s After Nathaniel’s death in 1815, The Mansion continued to be his wife Phebe Lord’s home throughout her life.  Widowed at an early age, she never remarried.  Did the burden of raising their nine children keep her focused away from romantic inclinations?  One might think so!  Her oldest […]