NORTHPORT, Maine (AP) — Parts of one of Maine’s most unique resorts are going to be auctioned this week as the former Point Lookout corporate retreat is scaled back. That means four buildings and their contents, including stuffed moose and a bowling alley, will go to the highest bidder.
Point Lookout was built more than 20 years ago by the credit card company MBNA with elaborate conference spaces, a full gym, fitness center and bowling alley. There was also an artificial turf soccer field and more than 100 log cabins on the property on Ducktrap Mountain.
Point Lookout went through several owners after MBNA was taken over by Bank of America.
The current owner decided it cost too much to operate and maintain the 387-acre resort, so the four buildings and their contents will be auctioned on Wednesday, the Bangor Daily News reported.
The auction will include office equipment, walk-in freezers and refrigerators, and an eight-lane bowling alley complete with 100 bowling balls and 150 pairs of bowling shoes, said John Bottero, auctioneer and vice president of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.
Other items include rock-climbing walls, marble and granite fixtures, indoor and outdoor furniture, tons of artwork, and a portable dance floor.
“The most fun thing we’ll be selling is three taxidermy moose,” he said.
The pandemic might not seem like the best time for an auction. But Bottero said his auctions during the coronavirus pandemic have been “phenomenally successful” because antique shops and antique shows have been shut down and people are at home on their computers, which he said extends the reach of the auction.
Bidders can get into the action online or by phone. There also will be a live auction following state-mandated guidelines for social distancing during the pandemic, he said.
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