There's been a lot going on since my last message. The Mercantile has finished spring fitout and is already out sailing. Last weekend was our shakedown cruise. The weather cooperated and we made record time to Buck's Harbor for the first night. A great start to what will be an exciting season full of fair winds and happy passengers. The Grace Bailey and Mistress are still finishing up their sailing preparations and will be up and ready for passengers within the next two to three weeks.ON A PERSONAL NOTE: Ann and I are now grandparents! On April 29th at 11:40 am, Allysa and Seth became the parents of Aria Lee Anderson,7 pounds 13 ounces. She was born at home and Kristi was Allysa's coach. We couldn't be prouder of our whole family!