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Tim Whitten

marlinEspike.com was published in 2002 and sprang from Tim's hobby of fancy rope work, known as fancy marlinespike seamanship.

After relocating to Maine in 2008, marlinEspike.com moved into a workshop studio retail space, sitting at the water's edge of Stonington Harbor, located on the bridge accessible Island of Deer Isle, 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.

Please phone or email if you have any questions about ordering from marlinEspike.com. Because of demand and the time involved in the production of individual pieces, most items ordered from the website are made to order. Occasionally there are bellropes, beckets and other pieces in stock and some current inventory is available through the marlinEspike.com ETSY shop,


If you are planning a visit to Maine, the Chandlery is open year round.

Typically open Monday - Friday, 9-5, Saturday and Sunday by chance or appointment.

Winter hours are not as regular so anytime you are making a specific trip it is recommended to call or email ahead.

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have about custom ropework projects.

Timothy Whitten
Marlinespike.com
PO Box 94
Sunset, ME 04683

(207)460-6034

tim@marlinespike.com

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