"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

September 11, 2016

Sept. 9 – South Freeport, ME

Brewer Marina Mooring

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” —Chinese Proverb

The 16.5-foot tall all-weather Bean boot is the mascot for the flagship store is a size 410.
Some days we explore nature and some days we enjoy what towns have to offer. Today we took time to visit Freeport, home to the iconic LL Bean Flagship Store. L.L. Bean was founded in 1912 by avid outdoorsman Leon Leonwood Bean as a quality retailer of recreational outdoor boots and outdoor gear, and has grown significantly over the years. Today it operates a thriving catalog, online, and retail presence, still adhering to the brand’s dedication to quality, customer service, and a love of the outdoors. This, coupled with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and recent free shipping policy, has earned “Bean’s” a loyal legion of fans not just in Maine and New England, but throughout the world.

The store is know for it’s customer service and we found everyone to be very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Stan’s birthday is coming up so this was the perfect place to buy him a gift. He wanted a new fly rod…one he can hopefully use next summer when we spend time exploring upstate New York. It was a lot of fun wandering through LL Bean and the other shops in Freeport.

Part of the fishing department at LL Bean
The only moose we've seen in Maine!

They have a 3,500-gallon, 24-foot long Riverbed Aquarium filled with rainbow, brown and brook trout and landlocked salmon near the main entrance of the store. 

Examples of Bean’s century of history are on display throughout the store. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. The flagship store opened in 1917 and began staying open 24/7 in 1951. No locks were installed when the current store was built. 
The Pearl on her mooring at Brewer Marina. What a beautiful day.
Our peaceful view at sunset
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