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August 09, 2018

The Captain's Catch

In late March, Deborah Hamblen-Wood began working with Women’s Business Advisor Ruth Cash-Smith on plans to lease the Castine take-out, located right next to where the State of Maine Maritime Academy training ship docks.

Over the next few months, Deb purchased equipment, finalized a menu, conducted a pricing analysis, painted a fun sign, and stocked up on supplies.  The only thing she didn’t need to order was fresh lobster, caught by her partner Walt, captain of F/V Western Bay.

The Captain’s Catch Take-Out launched on May 20 to amazing community support and outstanding reviews.

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever guessed that I would be (a) running a take out in Castine, (b) purchasing sliced pickles by the five-gallon tub and (c) making wonderful new friends along the way,” said Deb.

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