Lighthouses of Penobscot Bay and Beyond

8th August, 2022 / Lighthouses

With 65 majestic lighthouses, Maine is known as the Lighthouse State. No, it’s not the state with the most lighthouses (Maine is second!), but Maine’s lighthouses line its pristine coast from New Hampshire to Canada.  These historic structures, built between 1790 and 1910, are a testament to Maine’s rich maritime history. For centuries sailors engaged

Citrus Cilantro Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

26th July, 2022 / Food

CITRUS CILANTRO SALMON WITH PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA 3-4 lb. salmon filet, portioned into 6-8 oz. sizes (at least one for everybody) 1 lemon, 3 cloves minced garlic, chopped cilantro, salt and pepper, olive oil Salsa: 1/4 of a pineapple, small dice 1 mango, small dice 1/4 red onion, minced 1 tomato, small dice 2 cloves

2022 Maine Windjammer Association Lifetime Appreciation Award

19th July, 2022 / Behind the Scenes

This year’s Maine Windjammer Association Lifetime Appreciation award was awarded to Captain John Foss, former captain of both Schooner American Eagle and Schooner Lewis R. French.  After over 40 years working on the water, Captain Foss retired after the 2021 season. Captain Barry King of the Schooner Mary Day presented the award after the Great

2022 Great Schooner Race

The 45th annual Great Schooner Race, which took place on Friday, July 8th, was a demonstration of seamanship and sportsmanship at its finest on Penobscot Bay.  The race, North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships, includes Maine Windjammer Association vessels and a few visiting traditional sailing vessels racing for the coveted Cutty Sark trophy.

Maine Lobster Sliders

28th June, 2022 / Food, Maine Windjammers

Maine Lobster Sliders on Toast Points Prepared in the galley of Schooner Heritage by Capt Sean Grimes These sliders were made with leftover lobster from the beachside lobster bake so the amounts are a general estimate. Makes 24 sliders Lobster Salad 3-4 cups of Maine Lobster meat 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 head

Maine Windjamming – a Carfree Vacation

Ditch your car and take a carfree vacation along the Maine coast.   Ah, the summer road trip – a classic vacation experience that everyone must experience at least once.  But this summer, with gas prices soaring and restaurant reservations hard to come by, perhaps you want to give your wallet a break.  Ditch your car

Summer Reading

8th June, 2022 / Uncategorized

Some Downeast Nautical inspiration for your 2022 summer reading list. What is summer for if not to finally take some “me time” and sit back and relax with a good book? Whether you’re reading from a cozy spot on the deck of a Maine Windjammer, or reading on your own back deck, you’ll enjoy these

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

31st May, 2022 / Food

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE Makes 2 pies   12 rhubarb stalks 4 pints fresh strawberries 1 bag frozen strawberries 1-1/2 cups sugar or honey 6 tablespoons tapioca Wash and cut rhubarb into small pieces and placer in medium sauce pan. Add 1 bag frozen strawberries and 1/2 cup honey. Cook until rhubarb is tender. Rinse and

Get Your Sail On!

Imagine ripping across the bay under thousands of square feet of canvas sails. Looking up, the sails seem to kiss the clouds. Wind in your hair, perhaps a book in your hand. Water, wind, islands, sun.  It all starts like this.   It takes a village to bend on the mainsail!  With a mainsail, foresail (or

The Tradition Continues

10th May, 2022 / Maine Windjammers

It should be no secret that the vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association are steeped in history and tradition.  The captains take great pride in sharing these traditions with guests and passing this knowledge onto their crew, as it was once passed on to them. Most captains spent years working their way up “through the