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
Every spring around April 1st the crew members of the Maine Windjammer Association vessels arrive, eager not only to sail but also to help ready the boats for a season of sailing. The docks start buzzing with the sound of orbital sanders and shop vacs. There’s a camaraderie among the crew and captains that brings
The Schooner Lewis R. French was built in Christmas Cove, Maine in 1871, and is poised to celebrate her 150th birthday in 2021. Owners Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin are dedicated harbingers of her history and maritime legacy. Here’s their story.
Is there a sailor in your soul? Discover the adventure, fun, friendship, and pure bliss a windjammer vacation can bring. While Memorial Day may signal the start of the summer vacation season, ask any of the Maine Windjammer Association captains, and they’ll tell you it’s also the start of the sailing season! Either way, June
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”