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 2023
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......Check with staff.
SCHOONER GAM: Date TBA, 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 July 5-7, 2023
Participate in this exciting annual race from Islesboro to Rockland, followed by a festive Awards Ceremony/Party with live music. Mercantile, Grace Bailey, and Mistress.
PHOTO CRUISE: 5-Day Cruise, July 23th, 2023 - 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 July 30th, 2023
Music is a tradition on our schooners. Denny Breau will lead the celebration. Bring your instruments and enthusiasm for a journey of music and jamming. Join in or just sit back and enjoy!
FESTIVAL September 1-4, 2023
Always on Labor Day weekend. Celebrate Camden's rich maritime heritage as our schooners take part in the weekend festivities!
WOODEN BOAT SAIL IN: Mid-September. 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: JUNE 3, JULY 3, AUGUST 1 and 30 & SEPTEMBER 29
BEST STAR GAZING: NEW MOON DATES: JUNE 18, JULY 17, AUGUST 16 & SEPTEMBER 14
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: AUGUST 9-13 peak
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