Job Postings


 Schooner Grace Bailey 123' ~ Schooner Mercantile 115'

Schooner Capt Frank Swift 75' ~ Schooner Mistress 60' ~ Sally 27'

Sail the Maine Coast with us. We offer traditional sailing adventures aboard our fleet of two masted schooners based in Camden, Maine. Overnight trips vary in length from three to six days and carry up to 29 passengers per vessel.  Lunch, Dinner & Harbor tours are also scheduled. In operation since 1936, MWC has given hundreds of sailors the opportunity hone their skills while navigating in one of the most beautiful and challenging areas in the world.  Successful candidates will possess a commitment to the safety and comfort of our guests. 

Sailing Season

May 15th through End of September

Season for crew begins March 30th with fit- out. This is an important time to arrive.  As you ready the schooners to accept passengers you will familiarize yourself with our vessels from stem to stern. This knowledge is key to a successful summer of sailing.

Crew Season Ends Mid October with Covers On.   

We take our commitment to our passengers and historic schooners seriously. Do you have what it takes to become a member of our 2020 sailing team?




CAPTAIN - Appropriate traditional sailing experience and USCG licensing required; resourceful, independent and entrepreneurial spirit a plus.

1ST MATE - Must be familiar with all aspects of  the vessel & operations.  Must be licensed and/or fully experienced. Opportunity for advancement as relief Capt. if  appropriately licensed.

DECKHAND -Traditional sailing experience preferred,

COOK - Responsible for preparing all meals on a traditional wood fired stove.

MESSMATE - Assists the cook in all aspects of galley operations and assists on deck as required.

APPRENTICE/VOLUNTEER  1-month apprenticeships aboard our schooners. Duties assigned according to ability. Valuable experience for the uninitiated who are contemplating a traditional sailing career or for those who cannot commit to full season employment.