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1794 Watchtide By The Sea Bed and Breakfast

1794 Watchtide By The Sea Bed and Breakfast

190 W. Main Street
Searsport, Maine
04974 USA

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Searsport, ME is home to one of the most haunted places the world, 1794 Watchtide By The Sea Bed and Breakfast Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

Although the exact date that the property that is known today as the 1794 Watchtide by the Sea Bed and Breakfast was built remains unknown, it is documented that the Ownership of the property was transferred to Brigadier General Henry Knox (of Fort Knox fame) in 1794. History buffs will remember that the general was a trusted ally to George Washington and was the first Secretary of War for the new United States. At some point in time, General Knox sold the property after which it changed hands many more times.

In 1917 the property owner's daughter Frances and three roommates from Wellesley College opened a teahouse at the property. They initially named it the College Teahouse but it later evolved into the College Club B&B. It flourished as one of the most popular stopping-off places on the Maine coast until after the beginning of World War II when the United States restricted travel. When that happened, the Bed and Breakfast had to close its doors and it became a private home once again.

In 1994, Linn Nellis and her husband Jack Elliott purchased the property and converted it into a bed and breakfast, naming it appropriately the Watchtide by the Sea. Then in 2006, the retiring couple sold the Bed and Breakfast to Patricia and Frank Kulla, who currently are the owner and operators of this historical inn. Undergoing a complete renovation of the property, they were very meticulous to maintain the historical integrity and innkeeping excellent traditions secured for decades at the 1794 Watchtide by the Sea Bed & Breakfast. The inn offers a beautiful view of the Penobscot Bay, offering guests amazing day trip options along the rocky coast of Maine and even a trip to the 19th century built Fort Knox located on the Penobscot River.

This marvelous Bed and Breakfast will satisfy the most particular adventurous traveler, including its own opportunity to witness supernatural activities from spirits that have been lingering in for many years. Guests and at least one previous B&B owner have reported seeing phantoms in very early dress floating around the property. There are even reports of music being played but no earthly being, often unable to locate the source. They have also told of hearing disembodied footsteps in the hallway. Pranks are often played by these spirited entities on innkeepers and even their guests. Their presence is gentle and unobtrusive, leading to the innkeepers to suggest that

This is the perfect place to sleep with a spirit.

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Jun/22/2019
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