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
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
Maine’s Midcoast, and the entire Penobscot Bay region glows in the harvest hues of Mother Nature’s fall colors from mid-September through October. From the water, the Maine Windjammer Association captains watch as color sets in and the reds, yellows, and oranges of the hillsides bathe the entire region in fall foliage vistas. Add in a
We know many of you have concerns about planning vacations and travel while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop. The Maine Windjammer Association captains are keeping a weather eye on the ever-evolving situation and share your concerns as we continue to monitor developments. Currently, we are optimistic that the 2020 schedule of trips will proceed as planned. We also pledge that when you’re ready to sail, we’ll be here to welcome you on board our safe, clean, and historic windjammers for the vacation you seek after a long winter and a difficult spring.
The Maine Windjammer Association (MWA) is the largest fleet of working windjammers in America. When the fleet gathers, it is inspiring to see the incredible collection of exquisite windjammers, which collectively have preserved hundreds of years of maritime history, all in one location. For some, it takes their breath away when considering the stories those
We asked the captains of the Maine Windjammer Association what makes June a special time for cruises. From “peaceful snug harbors all to ourselves” to “migrating sea birds and “seal pups everywhere”, the captains said the freshening breezes of June and the exhilaration of the new season were all reasons to enjoy a June cruise.
A cruise on board any of the 8 Maine Windjammer Association (MWA) vessels is always a treat, whether themed, paired with one of the MWA summer events or scenic and seasonal. Each of the members of the Maine Windjammer Association offers a different schedule of three to ten day cruises, always featuring fabulous coastal scenery,
Once a year, the Maine Windjammer Association collectively totals up a myriad of fun facts and figures for the season. When we look back collectively on miles sailed, guests hosted and lobsters consumed, it’s pretty amazing to learn what kind of an impact the Maine Windjammer Association has not only on the economy but on