It’s not too early to start planning for 2023! Most of our Windjammers have already begun accepting reservations for next year, so if you’re already dreaming of next summer, you’ll want to head to their websites as soon as you can! Returning sailors know that booking early gives them the best choice of sail dates
BLUEBERRY SOUR CREAM CAKE YIELD: 9-inch springform pan – eight servings We grow the best wild blueberries in Maine. They are small and very tasty. During the season, late July and August, I try to use our homegrown blueberries as much as possible. I usually get them in the flats from the man who grows
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 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
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
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
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
Spring can be a little slow to start up here in Maine. We get our first taste of it in early March when the first false spring lures us to get the grill out for a day. Then we celebrate maple sugaring season as the woods are filled with maple taps among the snowy trees.
This winter three of our Maine Windjammer Association chefs spent some time in the studio kitchen of Maine’s nightly news magazine show “207” demonstrating just a few of their favorite recipes. If you’re looking for an easy recipe for your grill or a new seafood recipe to impress your friends, check out these videos. Chef
Step aboard a Maine windjammer before a cruise and you’ll see that all is ship-shape. The paint and varnish gleam, the sails are neatly furled, and the cabin linens are crisp and tidy. What you won’t be able to see though is all the work that’s also been done on the hull of the boat