Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Fit Out Activity

Most news traffic from the Maine Windjammer community is quieting due to the commencement of Spring Fit-Out. The months of April and May are spent readying the schooners for sailing season.

As many wooden boat fans know, this largely involves sanding and painting every part of a vessel exposed to the elements or wear of most kinds. In addition, there is mechanical work on every system and the repair and preparation of the sailing rigs.

There is also crew training and certifications and provision and meal planning. This is all beside the work of attracting and booking passengers.

The best way to know what's happening is to get a first hand look. I hope to give readers of this site just that in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monday, April 9, 2007

You Might See This Live From a Maine Schooner

American Eagle's Canada Visit

Read about Captain Foss's annual trip north into the Bay of Fundy.

Not many people get to sail by West Quoddy Head Light.

Carbon Free Cruising in Maine

Well, almost... Story from MWA Newsletter

These folks are justifiably proud of their energy conservation.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Lobster Boat Fleet at Spruce Head Maine

Courtesy "The Real Maine"

Main Street Rockland

Courtesy of "The Real Main"

Where is....?

The greater part of Rockland Harbor is within this map.
Seven Maine windjammers are docked along the harbor front. Stephen Taber is toward the bottom edge. J&E Riggin, Nathaniel Bowditch and Victory Chimes are in the center.

North End Shipyard hosts American Eagle, Heritage and Isaac Evans. As its name indicates, the yard is at the North end of the harbor.

All are accessible on foot. Taber, which is near the Public Landing to the south, and North End Shipyard are a longer walk.