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Maine’s Classic Windjammers Set Sail

Stephen Taber. Photo John Williams.

 

By Everett Potter

Maine’s windjammers were commercial sailing vessels that were hard-working ships well into the early 20th century. In the 1930s, some enterprising captains began taking passengers on board and the classic Maine windjammer cruise was born, offering multi-night excursions from mid-coast ports such as Rockland, Rockport or Camden that sailed Down East in the direction of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. The classic cruise itinerary includes visiting colorful fishing ports, enjoying the peace and quiet of a seagoing craft and stopping at remote islands where the crew prepares lobster and clam bakes. In normal times, it’s an idyllic way to spend a few days off the remarkable rocky coast of Maine.

Alas, these are not normal times … Continue Reading

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