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ABOUT OUR INN

HISTORY OF THE CAPTAIN STANNARD
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Elbert Stannard was born in Westbrook, Connecticut. At 14, he went out to sea. Returning as Captain in 1872,he built a proper prideful house. Later, it became the Menunketesuck Inn, the St. Charles Inn, the Olde English Tavern, and Holly's Hotel & Seafood Restaurant. In 1931, Holly's Barn was added and used as a community gathering place, workforce housing, and Kingsley Hall dormitory.

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THE 1971 FIRE

The town took possession of the house and considered razing it to erect a new town library but the property was sold and restored privately as a personal residence, an inn, an antique shop, and rooming house. Subsequent hard times followed. Wrought with foreclosure and abandonment until the property opened in 1991 as the Captain Stannard Bed & Breakfast Country Inn.

In 2004 & 2005, the inn was completely refurbished inside and out, the historically correct porches were custom designed and built and the grounds were landscaped to complete the picture.

OUR SPECIAL FLAG
RAISING OUR AMERICAN FLAG


It's an Annin flag, perfect for our Captain's Inn.

"Really? And, why is that?" you ask.

Well, the company began with Alexander Annin "sewing flags and supplying them to merchant ships from his sail-making shop on the New York City waterfront as far back as 1820," which is the same period that Elbert Stannard left for life at sea at the age of 14 for his lifelong adventure on merchant ships. We loved learning that.

Annin flags were also the flags for Abraham Lincoln's inauguration and his casket; the flags flown for the opening of Yankee Stadium in 1923; the flags carried to the North Pole in 1909, the South Pole in 1930, and Mount Everest in 1963; the flag planted on Iwo Jima in 1945; and the flag erected on the moon by Buzz Aldrin.

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