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Sailing The Maine Coast On “Ladona”

Ladona at Pumpkin Island

By Everett Potter

The ship is called Ladona, a tall-masted vessel, a windjammer, that spends its days sailing past fir-covered islands off the rocky Maine coastline. The only sounds are of the wind filling the canvas sails, the creaking of the ship’s timbers, and the squawk of gulls darting overhead.

Ladona under sail off the coast of Maine

It’s a scene that evokes a 19th century painting but it’s a contemporary experience, a 21st century sailing trip in Maine’s relentlessly picturesque Penobscot Bay, punctuated with hearty meals and stops at colorful fishing ports … more>


Sunset from Ladona
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