National Landmark Schooners
GRACE BAILEY & MERCANTILE
Specialty Schooner - MISTRESS
Our 81st Year Providing Authentic Traditional Sailing Vacations on the Maine Coast
Cruises of Special Interest 2017
SHAKEDOWN: May 19th Weekend - First sail of the season! After a long winter and a busy Spring readying the Schooners for the season ahead, the Schooners are sparkling and the crew is anxious to get out on the bay for the first time since last season. Always a high spirited event..........Join us for the fun!
SCHOONER GAM: June 11th, 6 Day & 3 Day Cruises. Monday's radio chatter includes discussion about what might be the best anchorage where the fleet can converge. Some secluded harbor will be transformed with tall masts and wooden sailing ships, crowding the port much as they did 100 years ago or more. This is an opportunity to see close up, and perhaps even board, all of the area windjammers.
GREAT SCHOONER RACE: Participate in this exciting annual race from Islesboro to Rockland, followed by a festive Awards Ceremony/Party with live music. Mercantile July 5th, Grace Bailey July 2nd & July 7th. Passengers on the The Grace Bailey July 2nd cruise should be prepared to remain on board until after the completion of the race, ( late afternoon on Friday), & Passengers on the Grace Bailey Jul 7th weekend cruise should be prepared to arrive early 8:00 - 8:30 am to get to the starting line in time for the race. Mistress contact us to schedule.
PHOTO CRUISE: Join photographer Robert "Bob" Jenks on the Schooner Grace Bailey for a five day cruise. Master light, focus & composition or make the most of your digital camera. Bob's there to help you capture your Maine sailing adventure! Professional Photographers & Amateurs welcome. Schooner Grace Bailey, July 23rd 5-Day Cruise. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC WEEK: July 30th, Music is a tradition on our schooners. We will have professional musicians on board to lead the celebration. Bring your instruments and enthusiasm for a week of music. Join in or just sit back and enjoy! Grace Bailey's July 30th 5-Day cruise.
WINDJAMMER FESTIVAL: Always on Labor Day weekend. Celebrate Camden's rich maritime heritage as our schooners take part in the weekend festivities!
WOODEN BOAT SAIL IN: Week of September 10th - Midcoast windjammers converge on Brooklin, Maine home of Wooden Boat School & magazine. Refreshments, live entertainment and tours of the grounds & school. Be sure to bring your cameras and be ready for a great time!
YOGA CRUISE WITH KRISIT WILLIAMSON: Kristi will be returning from dance studies in Brazil and from India where she will be working with victims of human trafficking through dance therapy. She will be leading a 5-day Yoga Cruise in August on the Grace Bailey, blending two of her great passions, Yoga and the Sea. Final date to be determined.
SCHOONER MISTRESS: Most of the above Special Cruises are also available on the Mistress. Please call to confirm availability. 800-736-7981
FOR THE STAR GAZERS: Skies out on the water are always beautiful. With little light pollution the stars pop and the full moon becomes a beacon sparkling across the water. The annual Perseid Meteor Showers provide a spectacular light show which in 2013 produced up to 30 shooting stars an hour. At its peak it can produce up to 100.
FULL MOON DATES: JUNE 9TH, JULY 9TH, AUGUST 7TH & SEPTEMBER 6TH
BEST STAR GAZING: NEW MOON DATES: MAY 25TH, JUNE 23RD, JULY 23RD, AUGUST 21ST & SEPTEMBER 20TH
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: JULY 17TH TO AUGUST 24TH: PEAK AUGUST 12TH
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