marlinEspike.com was published in 2002 and sprang from Tim's hobby of rope work, known as fancy marlinespike seamanship.
After relocating to Maine in 2008, marlinEspike.com moved into a workshop studio/retail space, and opened with the name Marlinespike Chandlery.
A "chandlery" is a sort of general store often found in seaport towns and thus the "Marlinespike Chandlery" is a store specializing in fancy marlinespike rope work, but the shop is filled with a variety of related artifacts, antiques and other interesting items.
Sales are in person at the Marlinespike Chandlery, by direct inquiry using the contact information below, or through Etsy and social media. Because of the geography, cell service is irregular and the best way to initiate contact is by text or email.
If you have a special project in mind, or are interested in having Tim present a workshop, feel free to contact Tim directly.
|If you are planning a visit to Maine, the Chandlery is open year round.
Regular hours are Monday - Friday, 10-5, Saturday and Sunday by chance or appointment.
**Please Note - UPDATE JULY 1, 2020
The Marlinespike Chandlery remains closed for regular browsing. Pickup of prepaid items may be arranged and window shopping is encouraged along with direct inquiry of any items of interest. Hopefully looking forward regular operation can resume. Thank you for your patronage past, present, and in the future.
58 West Main St
Stonington, ME 04681
PO Box 71
Deer Isle, ME 04627