Hi All – First off, be sure to check http://starisland.org/news/ for the latest news. We’ll also do our best to send out e-mail updates as soon as we know more too.

As mentioned in the update yesterday (http://starisland.org/2010/09/01/weather-update-for-pel-reunion-and-laity/)  the Saturday boat is officially cancelled and the status of the Friday afternoon boat is questionable at this time. If you can switch your schedule to come out on the Friday 9:25 AM boat they are currently collecting names for that boat roster. Note if you wish to come out on this boat they request people show up at the dock 90 minutes in advance (7:55 AM). Please let me know if you can make that boat and I’ll make sure your name gets on the list. Also, if you are unable to switch to coming out on Friday and need to officially cancel let me know that too.

Also – Regarding housing for those arriving Thursday night or, if the conference is cancelled, we have a suggestion for alternative lodging on the mainland. Kris Lofrumento, one of the Pel Reunion conference chairs, has contacted Mark Woolley, former Pelican and General Manager of the Hampshire Inn (and independent hotel) in Seabrook, NH. ( http://www.hampshireinn.com/) This is 7-10 minutes from the ISSCo dock. He welcomes any Pels/folks coming for PR to contact his hotel, especially if folks want to come Thursday night to be on a Friday morning boat OR if the conference does get cancelled, a place for those who can gather to do so.

Currently he has 27 rooms open Thursday night
16 open Friday night
4 open Saturday night (he expects more to open as some of these folks decide to change their plans)
12 open Sunday night

He also has a function room available.

When you call the Hampshire Inn’s front desk at 603-474-5700, ask for the Pelican rate which will be 30% off his reg rate per night or $79/night/room.

That’s all for now. We expect another update from the island on or before 5 PM today.


Matthew J. H. Baya
85 Guptill Farm Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-4109
H: (207) 667-4892
e-mail: matt@baya.net    web: http://matt.baya.net/