Windjammers

Schooner American Eagle  

American Eagle

Captain John Foss
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 26
www.schooneramericaneagle.com

The 92-foot American Eagle was built in Gloucester in 1930 and for 53 years was a working member of the Gloucester fishing fleet. It has been accurately restored and is licensed for international voyages. American Eagle regularly participates in the Gloucester race during Labor Day weekend and has won numerous times.
   © Fred Leblanc

Angelique

Captain Dennis Gallant
Homeport: Camden, Maine
Guests: 29
www.sailangelique.com

The 95' ketch-rigged Angelique was built specifically for the windjamming trade in 1980. Patterned after the 19th century sailing ships that fished off the coast of England, the Angelique was built for safety, and offers the unique feature of a deckhouse salon.

  

Grace Bailey

Captains Ray & Ann Williamson
Homeport: Camden, Maine
Guests: 29
www.mainewindjammercruises.com

Built in Patchogue, New York in 1882, the Grace Bailey was engaged in the West Indian trade, and hauling timber and granite until 1940, when she started carrying passengers. This 80' coaster was the flagship for the original Maine Windjammer Cruise fleet.
  

Heritage

Captains Doug and Linda Lee
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 30
www.schoonerheritage.com

The Heritage was built in 1983 by her owners at the North End Shipyard in Rockland, Maine. Designed for the comfort of her passengers, the vessel was built in the tradition of a 19th century coaster.
  

Isaac Evans

Captain Brenda Thomas
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 22
www.isaacevans.com

The Isaac H. Evans was built in Mauricetown, New Jersey in 1886 and spent many years oystering on the Delaware Bay. In 1973 she was completely rebuilt for the windjamming trade. National Historic Landmark.

  

J&E Riggin

Captains John Finger and Anne Mahle
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 24
www.mainewindjammer.com

A national historic land-mark, the J&E Riggin was built in 1927 in Dorchester NJ for the oyster dredging trade. In 1977 she was rebuilt for passenger sail. Known for her eco-friendly and culinary travel, she is the only Maine windjammer to be awarded the environmental leadership award from the state of Maine.
  

Ladona

Noah Barnes, J.R. Braugh
Homeport: Rockland, ME
Guests: 16
www.schoonerladona.com

The Schooner Ladona was launched in 1922 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, as a private yacht for the Loring family. She cruised the eastern seaboard and went on to win her class in the 1923 Bermuda’s cup. During WWII she served with the US Navy as a submarine patrol. She has been restored to her original ocean-yacht glory and name and offers a brand new windjammer cruising experience. 

   © Fred Leblanc

Lewis R. French

Captains Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin
Homeport: Camden, Maine
Guests: 21
www.schoonerfrench.com

Launched in 1871 in Christmas Cove, Maine, the Lewis R. French is the oldest commercial schooner in the USA, and was recently designated a National Historic Landmark. This season marks the 64' coasting schooner's 139th summer in Maine.
  

Mary Day

Captains Barry King and Jennifer Martin
Homeport: Camden, Maine
Guests: 29
www.schoonermaryday.com

Launched in 1962, the 90' Mary Day was the first windjammer to be built specifically with comfort, safety, and performance in mind. Carrying on the Maine shipbuilding tradition, she is the first pure sailing schooner built in Maine since 1930.
  

Mercantile

Captains Ray and Ann Williamson
Homeport: Camden, Maine
Guests: 29
www.mainewindjammercruises.com

The 78' Mercantile was built in Little Deer Isle, Maine in 1916 to carry salt fish, barrel staves, and firewood. The Mercantile became a cruise schooner in 1942 under the ownership of Frank Swift, the founder of the Maine windjammer trade.
  

Mistress

Captains Ray and Ann Williamson
Homeport: Camden, Maine
Guests: 6
www.mainewindjammercruises.com

A miniature version of the grander ships, the Mistress was built with a loyalty to traditional lines and materials coupled with an attention to modern amenities. Forty-six feet long, with just three double cabins (each with private head), she offers an intimate sailing experience.
  

Stephen Taber

Captain Noah and Jane Barnes
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 22
www.stephentaber.com

The Stephen Taber was built as a coasting schooner in 1871 on Long Island, New York. The 68' schooner is the oldest documented sailing vessel in continuous service in the United States, and she was recently designated as a National Historic Landmark.

  

Summertime

Captain Bill Brown
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 7
www.schoonersummertime.com

Launched in 1986, the pinky Summertime was built on the Maine coast using traditional methods. The pinky, which originated in Europe in the 1600's, receives its name from its uplifted or "pinked" stern. The pink-sterned hull with schooner rig were most popular for fishing in New England between 1800 and 1950. Summertime was probably designed around 1830.
  

Timberwind

Captains Lance Meadows, Jon Finger, Annie Mahle
Homeport: Belfast
Guests: 45
www.mainedaysail.com

A national historic land-mark, and one of the few working schooners born and raised in Maine, the Schooner Timberwind began her life in 1931 as a Pilot ship and protected the waters of Casco Bay during WWII. After 40 years hosting passengers for multi-day cruises, the Timberwind has new life as Maine DaySail offering day sails out of Belfast, Maine. 

  

Victory Chimes

Captains Kip Files and Paul DeGaeta
Homeport: Rockland, Maine
Guests: 40
www.victorychimes.com

Built in 1900 in Bethel, Delaware to carry lumber up and down the shallow bays and rivers of the Chesapeake, the 132' schooner Victory Chimes is the last 3-masted schooner on the East coast, and the largest passenger sailing vessel under U.S. flag.