National Landmark Schooners
GRACE BAILEY & MERCANTILE
Specialty Schooner - MISTRESS
Our 86th Year Providing Authentic Traditional Sailing Vacations on the Maine Coast
Cruises of Special Interest 2021
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. Be the first to sail out on the Mercantile with her brand new sails! Always a high spirited event..........Join us for the fun! May 21st Weekend
SCHOONER GAM: June 14th, 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 7th, Grace Bailey July 4th & 9th, and Mistress July 7th. Passengers on the The Grace Bailey July 4th cruise should be prepared to remain on board until after the completion of the race, (late afternoon on Friday), & Passengers on the Grace Bailey July 9th weekend cruise should be prepared to arrive early 8:00 - 8:30 am to get to the starting line in time for the race.
PHOTO CRUISE: 5-Day Cruise, July 25th 5-Day Cruise - Schooner Grace Bailey
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. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC WEEK: Grace Bailey 5-Day Cruise August 1st, 2021
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!
FESTIVAL CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Always on Labor Day weekend. Celebrate Camden's rich maritime heritage as our schooners take part in the weekend festivities!
WOODEN BOAT SAIL IN: September 14th, Grace Bailey 5-Day Cruise
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!
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 producing up to 30 shooting stars an hour. At its peak it can produce up to 100.
FULL MOON DATES: MAY 26th, JUNE 24TH, JULY 23RD, AUGUST 22ND, & SEPTEMBER 20TH
BEST STAR GAZING: NEW MOON DATES: JUNE 10TH, JULY 9TH, AUGUST 8TH, & SEPTEMBER 6TH
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: JULY 17TH TO AUGUST 24TH: PEAK AUGUST 11-12
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