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Allan Fisher

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Steam Rules! on Fathers Day Weekend
« on: June 21, 2009, 07:25:32 PM »
Talk about an attitude adjustment weekend! Over the last three days of steam at the museum, we have had almost 300 revenue passengers on our trains - setting an all time June weekend attendance record!

If you had asked me last weekend, I would have predicted a dismal season for the WW&F - but with this weekends revenue, visitor attendance,  and volunteer enthusiasm surge - I think we may be headed for a very solid season indeed. Although our April thru June passenger counts are small, we have exceeded previous years total - and with some of the most terrible weather ever.

Thanks to all of our volunteers - and to those who worked hard to get our many groups to visit so far this year. This weekend alone we had 62 from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, ladies from the Bristol Extension of the University of Maine, a birthday group of 22 who hired the caboose for the afternoon, a large group of James Patten's fellow State employees and their families, and 15 or 20 from the Maine Two Foot Mini-Meet organized by Frank Knight with the help of the Boothbay Railway Village.

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Re: Steam Rules! on Fathers Day Weekend
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 12:53:31 PM »
Just got off the phone with Newcastle Sq. Realty about our cottage in Aug. They said cottage rental business is vary slow, but that the restaurant business are all doing well. Last year at this time, when gas prices were hi but the stock market hadnt cratered yet, they reported cottage rentals pretty good, but that restaurants were going out of business like crazy. Go figure..... dale