Saturday, March 31, 2007

Real Maine Boats

T38 Torpedo Stern Launch
by Rumery's Boat Yard
of Biddeford Me.

From the Schooners...

More live chicken talk from the Riggin family...

Return of Captain King..

Camden Harbor Web Cam

Take a look at Camden Harbor, home of half the Maine fleet. I admit it is not as exciting this time of year.

Maine Windjammer History: Nathaniel Bowditch

Brief backround of this elegant vessel...

Good Day

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Real Maine Boats

Duffy 35 Picnic Boat
by Atlantic Boat Company
Brooklin, Maine

From the Schooners...

Fit Out Crew Update From J&E Riggin...

Evolution of Windjamming Talk by Capt. Williamson of Maine Windjammer Cruises.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Good Night

Another June Sunset

Maine Windjammer History: Timberwind

A text and photo history of the former "Portland Pilot"

Timberwind History

Real Maine Boats

10' 6" Lapstrake Dinghy by
North Brooklin Boats

From the Schooners...

Marine Survey from Hell....

Liquid Gold tastier than Texas Tea.....

Good Day

Monday, March 26, 2007

Good Night

Sunset Over Buck's Harbor
Early June of 2006

June Windjamming Weather


June begins with highs in the upper 50's to 60 degrees and ends with highs in the upper 60's to 70 degrees. Low temperatures are very cool early in the month. The first week can see lows in the mid 40's. By the last week, lows rise to the upper 50's. These chillier temps are actually quite pleasant and make hanging out by the wood stove a pleasure in the evening.


June can see some rain. A few quick but strong fronts passed while I was sailing in early June of last year. Fog is also common, especially in the morning and overnight. Visibility is not as good as later in the summer. However, these conditions make for fabulous atmosphere. You do not soon forget the impact on your senses of this classic northern coastal backround.

Wind conditions are a big feature of June. Other than September, June has the best winds for sailing

A final major highlight of June is the long days. Sunsets last well into the evening giving great photo ops and evening relaxation without interfering with dinner.

June Specialty Cruises: American Eagle

Long range two week cruise to Mystic, Ct. : (from Eagle Web Site)

"SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL CRUISE TO MYSTIC SEAPORT Two weeks of cruising to southern New England, a weekend as part of the festival at museum and a good sail home! New ports, old friends.
Board Sunday, June 3, after 6 pm.
Return Saturday, June 16, by 11 am."

From the Schooners...

Outfitting approaches for J & E Riggin...

Photo of Painted Blocks from Mary Day...

Good Morning

Sunday, March 25, 2007

June Specialty Sailings: Angelique

Maine Windjammer Angelique has no fewer than three "Naturalist cruises" in June. A wildlife expert sails with the guests to point out the natural flora and fauna of the Maine coast. Here are the dates:

Week of June 5, 4 days

Week of June 18, 6 days

Week of June 25, 6 days