Infantry Endurance Training Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2016

10 AM – 1 PM
Bring your own lunch & water.

In February 2016 the Seneschal of the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient), Lord Thomas de Marr’, announced the opportunity for SCA members to participate in an Infantry Training Endurance Hike on the carriage roads of beautiful Acadia National Park.

Please consult a scan of the carriage trail map with the hike route posted on April 18th on the Infantry Endurance Training Hike facebook event to learn where to park and where the route will take you. Lord Thomas de Marr’ indicates on this map that the hiking route will start at the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot on the North side.

The endurance training hike will be held on the Hadlock Brook Loop carriage road. This is a 3.9 mile circuit that features a pond, a waterfall, and both steep and gently rising grades. The Acadia Carriage Road and Hiking Trail Pocket Guide (page 27) describes access to this section of the carriage trails (paraphrased) as follows:

A mile north of Northeast Harbor on Rte. 198 is the stone Brown Mountain Gatehouse. Park in the lot just north of that. A short rise leads to intersection [18], where you will turn left. The carriage road continues straight and level for over a mile. It skirts Upper Hadlock Pond.Two right turns at [13] and [12] lead up one of the steepest carriage road grades in the system. But you will be amply rewarded for your efforts; awaiting you at the top is the highest waterfall in Acadia National Park and two of Rockerfeller’s loveliest bridges, Hemlock and Waterfall Bridges.

Hadlock Brook drops 40 feet and t hen cascades under Waterfall Bridge into a deep ravine before finally emptying into Upper Hadlock Pond.

The descent from the bridges to [19] is a gradual one, offering wonderful views of Hadlock Pond and the surrounding forests. Turn right at [19] and left at [18] to return to your car. If you prefer a gentle climb, reverse your direction for an easy ascent up and a fast trip down, finishing with the level path along Upper Hadlock Pond.

This loop can be reached from the Parkman Mountain parking lot one-half mile north of Upper Hadlock Pond on Rte. 198.”

The original map is the Acadia National Park map of carriage trails (pdf).

 

SCA Demo in Ellsworth, Maine

Lord Gryffith vs Lord Thomas at Fort Knox 2015 edit02The Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) will be holding a demonstration of the Society for Creative Anachronism on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 starting at 2:00 pm. The venue is the General Bryant E. Moore Community & Conference Center, located at 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.

This is a demonstration of combat and arts & sciences activities for students in K-8 schools. Demonstrations of fighting, rapier combat, and a variety of arts & sciences projects or demonstrations are welcome and encouraged.

There is a public facebook group to help with the coordination and planning of activities at SCA Demo For DEFYMCA.

Please contact the demo coordinator, Lord Hrafn Is Auguemail, by email to volunteer or learn more at hrafn@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

 

Garb Workshop: Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Location:  Classroom 132 (next to the theater)
                  Mount Desert Island High School
                  1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Time:         10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Bring your sewing machines or even just your fabric! Learn ot make a basic T tunic or work on something more advanced. This will be a potluck luncheon event. Our goal is for those learning to bring fabric and go home with a tunic they made. Also a great place to make gambesons for the fighters out there! Come hang out, learn, teach and encourage.

You can check the facebook event page “Garb Workshop” for updates and discussions related to the upcoming workshop. You may ask questions there or contact the Seneschal of Basingestoches, Lord Thomas de Marr’, by email at seneschal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

The workshop will be held at Mount Desert Island High School
1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Basingestoches Project Night Updates: February 2016

EKOFFICERS_moas_colorWith the start of February comes another opportunity for a Maine snowstorm, thus making it advisable to announce that the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) Project Night is cancelled on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Project night will meet one last Monday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm on February 15, 2016 and then will move over to Tuesday nights each week, 6:00-9:00 pm at the home of Lord Thomas and Lady Leijsbet in Bar Harbor starting on February 23, 2016.

Square-Populace-Badge-2x2-Color-copy1Catch up on all activities updates in the Barony of Endewearde for February 2016 on the February 2016 Endewearde Blog. You will also want to check the Endewearde Master Calendar as new activities and updates on regular activities are being added to the baronial schedule.

Celebration of the Feast of Saint Sylvester, Saturday, January 2, 2016

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Before the dawn of a new day the staff of the seaside Canton of Basingestoches have arisen and are preparing to welcome guests for its second celebration of the Feast of Saint Sylvester. The reservations clerk has carefully tallied monies, the grand feast hall has been swept and adorned in grand furnishings, the head cook and her staff have lovingly wrought their kitchen magics to bring forth a culinary spectacle as never before seen in these fair coastal lands of the Barony of Endewearde.

 

Basingestoches Project Night cancellation: Monday, December 14, 2015

EKOFFICERS_moas_colorProject night at the Bar Harbor home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lijsbet van Catwicc for Monday, December 14, 2015 in the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) is cancelled.

There will be a project night meeting on Monday, December 21, 2015 starting at 6:00 pm. The main theme that night will be to plan how thing will be run for the upcoming Feast of Saint Sylvester on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Canton of Basingestoches quarterly meeting: Sunday, November 8, 2015

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Heraldic device tiny shields of the Canton of Basingestoches

The Canton of Basingestoches will be holding its quarterly business meeting at the Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza restaurant, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine from 12:00-2:00 pm.

Read the full announcement for the Canton of Basingestoches Meeting November 8, 2015 and check back for updates to the agenda on this webpage.

Canton of Wyndriche Bowyer Workshop Series

The Canton of Wyndriche in partnership with the Unity College Medieval Reenactment Club will be holding a bowyer workshop series on Tuesday evenings in November 2015 at Unity College, 90 Quaker Way, Unity, Maine.

TIME & LOCATION

The class begins at 7:00 pm at the Thomashow Learning Labs (TLL), Room 104

Thomashow Learning Laboratories (TLL) is connected to Koons Hall on this map of Unity Campus.

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DESCRIPTION

Ragnarr Inn Grai, Arts & Sciences Minister for the Canton of Wyndriche, will be offering a series of classes on how to construct an archery bow at Unity College in partnership with the Unity College Medieval Reenactment Club. The focus of the class will be a basic longbow from a stave. Ragnarr may also demonstrate a basic longbow from easily obtainable commercial lumber if time and materials are available.

Regarding the number of attendees: the more the merrier. We should have most of the materials covered. Depending on how many attend means that tools will need to be shared. There is no charge for the workshop. If you have any tools such as a draw spoke shave and rasp plane please bring them along.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays on November 3, 10 and 17 at 7:00 pm in room TLL 104. This building is attached to Koons Hall and is in the center of campus

Please contact Ragnarr by email at ragnarr@endewearde.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions about the content of this class.

SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES

You can visit the facebook page for the Canton of Wyndriche if you have any questions about this class.

Source: http://wyndriche.eastkingdom.org/bowyer-workshop-series