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A National Historic Landmark, the Lewis R. French was built in So. Bristol, Maine in 1871. Built to carry cargo all along the Maine coast, in and out of seaside towns and ports, the French has been refitted with both double and single cabins to carry 21 guests in comfort and style. Hearty, delicious food cooked on the woodstove fills our guests and crew, the sea-breeze invigorates, and the pure, quiet power of the sails moving the schooner through the water fills us all with wonder. Join us for an amazing sailing vacation on Penobscot Bay!

- Captain Becky Wright and Nathan Sigouin

View Schedule Lewis R. French Website

Max. Guests

20

Min. Age

16

Length on Deck

64’

Length Overall

101’

Homeport

Camden, Maine

Built-In

1871, Christmas Cove, Maine

Lewis R. French Reservations:
800-469-4635

Download 2024 PDF Schedule

Dates Length
June 23–26, 2024
Sunday to Wednesday
3 nights Three-night cruise
June 27–30, 2024
Thursday to Sunday
3 nights Three-night cruise
July 1–6, 2024
Monday to Saturday
5 nights Great Schooner Race
July 7–10, 2024
Sunday to Wednesday
3 nights Three-night cruise
July 11–15, 2024
Thursday to Monday
4 nights Rest & Restore Massage
July 16–20, 2024
Tuesday to Saturday
4 nights Lighthouse cruise
July 21–24, 2024
Sunday to Wednesday
3 nights Three-night cruise
July 24–27, 2024
Wednesday to Saturday
3 nights Three-night cruise
July 28–August 3, 2024
Sunday to Saturday
6 nights Six night cruise
August 4–10, 2024
Sunday to Saturday
6 nights Swan's Island Music Festival
August 11–15, 2024
Sunday to Thursday
4 nights Four-night cruise
August 16–19, 2024
Friday to Monday
3 nights Three-night cruise
August 20–24, 2024
Tuesday to Saturday
4 nights Sailing with optional kayaking
August 25–31, 2024
Sunday to Saturday
6 nights Camden Windjammer Festival
September 2–7, 2024
Monday to Saturday
5 nights Five-night cruise
September 8–13, 2024
Sunday to Friday
5 nights Wooden Boat Sail-In fleet gathering
September 14–17, 2024
Saturday to Tuesday
3 nights Three-night cruise
September 18–23, 2024
Wednesday to Monday
5 nights Rest & Restore Massage
September 24–28, 2024
Tuesday to Saturday
4 nights Lighthouse cruise
September 29–October 5, 2024
Sunday to Saturday
6 nights Six-night cruise
Please note: We do our best to keep trip schedules as up-to-date as possible, however schedules are subject to change. We also do not track cabin availability on the Maine Windjammer Association website. For cabin availability or to confirm a specific sail date, please contact the vessel directly.

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