Usually at this time of year, captains and crews of the Maine Windjammer Association – America’s largest fleet of working windjammers – are scurrying about their boats painting, varnishing, and building shelves, tables and/or other additions, all while answering telephones ringing with reservations. What’s different this year? The smell of paint and varnish are in the air, but the phones are not ringing. Like so many other small businesses in Maine’s tourism sector, the reservations have slowed down, yet not ground to a halt.
Straight from the Mouth of the Captains: Six Reasons June is Busting Out All Over for Windjammer Cruises
June marks the beginning of the Maine Windjammer Association cruising season. Well, really it starts in May for some, but not until the end of May. June is the first full month of the season and filled with the newness and freshness of the cusp of summer. Long days, uncrowded Maine harbors and “spring foliage”