Sea Witch, Guest House
Our Sea Witch room welcomes you with a Queen size wooden spindle bed, original artwork, and a step-down sitting area with private en-suite bath. Curl up with a good book or a loved one on the thick-cushioned loveseat, or luxuriate in the claw foot soaking tub with European style hand held shower. The antique Governor Winthrop secretary desk is the perfect place to write a quick postcard home. Sea Witch is on the second floor of the Guest House.
Not much is known about the ship Sea Witch, we just liked the name. We do know that she was launched a few weeks before Dashing Wave, and was sold to the same owners, the Steven Tilton Co. More information is available about a similar ship, Water Witch, depicted in the painting hung in the room. Water Witch weighed 1204 tons and measured 178 feet. She was built by Fernald and Petigrew and was sold to Steven Taylor of Boston. She launched in 1853, a few weeks before Dashing Wave (the ship whose namesake lives on in the room next to yours). Capt. Washington Plumer was her first commander. Her timbers were seasoned with sea salt to prevent fungus, which if this procedure was repeated on her sister ship, Dashing Wave, would account for Dashing Wave's long-lasting hulls. She was primarily used to make runs to Latin America and up the east coast of America.
Amenities: Queen Bed, Air Conditioning, Private Bath with claw foot tub, Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TV, Sitting Area with love seat