Windjammer Cruise Along the Maine Coast

A small fleet of wooden ships that hauled cargo during the 19th century now provide ocean tours along the Maine coast. Here is a week-long diary describing one such windjammer cruise.



windjammer cruise, maine coast - stephen taber at dusk
The Stephen Taber and Maine coast provided the setting for a one-week windjammer cruise.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - ship's galley
The ship's galley was often a place of refuge.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - hauling on halyards to raise sail
Travelers help out by hauling halyards to raise sail.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - passenger taking a turn at the wheel
Everyone took a turn at the wheel.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - sunset
The Stephan Taber anchored at sunset.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - tying knots
A knot-tying lesson.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - accordion player
Music was a big part of the voyage.
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windjammer cruise, maine coast - map of the route
Map of the route through Penobscot Bay and Jericho Bay.
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