A New Captain for the Mistress

Capt. Jesse Archer has migrated from Mt. Desert Island to join the Maine Windjammer Cruises crew this season as Captain of Schooner Mistress.


Capt. Jesse Archer at the Helm

While he is new to MWC, he has nearly 10 years of experience working aboard traditional wooden sailing vessels. In that time, he has sailed extensively along the coast of Maine and made a roundtrip voyage from Boston to Key West.

Though he is a native of Maine, he has spent some time away from Vacationland while in the Army and attending school. After serving as Airborne Infantry at Fort Bennington and Fort Bragg, he attended American International College in Massachusetts and earned his BA in History. He is now pursuing a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, but don't worry, he won't be bringing all his books aboard!

We are excited to have gained a crewmember with a great passion for wooden boats, history, and the coast of Maine. Welcome Aboard Jesse!