Monthly Archives September 2019

The Outpost Public House – Now Open

Located on the Page Brook Inlet to Watchic Lake in Standish ME, the Outpost Public House is a locally owned and family run restaurant focused on providing a warm and friendly environment where you can eat good food, drink with friends, and enjoy the outdoors. The newly renovated restaurant has a full bar and offers about 20 beers on tap. The menu consists of pizza, burgers, tacos, salads, a variety of starters, and more. Click or touch here for the
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Reminder Fall 2019 Dam Opening – Columbus Day

Its that time of year again… the dam gate will be opened on about Columbus Day, Monday October 14, 2019 for the winter. Following the opening, the lake level will go down to its winter level (about 18 inches below full pond) over the course of about two to four weeks (depending in part on rainfall). Lowering the lake level protects our shoreline from winter ice damage. Plan your boat and dock removal accordingly. Except in extreme weather situations, we
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Watchic Lake Water Level and Shore Conditions

Some have recently commented that the water level seems low. As of September 13 the water level is about 1 ½ inches below full pond (measured at the dam). A normal level for this time of year. Prior to this the water level was in fact lower, as it lowered about 2 inches on September 3 to prepare for heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Dorian, which fortunately did not materialize. Given that weather cannot be forecast at with 100%
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Injured Loon Chick Rescued, But Did Not Recover

Updated September 22, 2019. Over Labor Day Weekend several lake residents noticed that our loon chick’s right wing was injured. Kim and Steve Lajoie, co-chairs of the WLA Loon Committee approached the loon for a closer look and it was clear that there was a problem with the wing that made flight impossible. Steve and Kim contacted Lee Attix of Loon Conservation Associates and Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation center in Freedom, ME to recommend a course of action. Both
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