National Landmark Schooners
GRACE BAILEY & MERCANTILE
Specialty Schooner - MISTRESS
Our 83rd Year Providing Authentic Traditional Sailing Vacations on the Maine Coast
Cruises of Special Interest 2019
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 for the first time since last season. Always a high spirited event..........Join us for the fun! May 17th Weekend
SCHOONER GAM: June 9th, 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 3rd, Grace Bailey June 30th & July 5th. Passengers on the The Grace Bailey June 30th 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 5th weekend cruise should be prepared to arrive early 8:00 - 8:30 am to get to the starting line in time for the race. Mistress contact us to schedule.
PHOTO CRUISE: Grace Bailey 5-Day Cruise, July 14th
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: email@example.com
MUSIC WEEK: Grace Bailey 5-Day Cruise, August 4
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!
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 8th, 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 18TH, JUNE 17TH, JULY 16TH, AUGUST 15TH & SEPTEMBER 14TH
BEST STAR GAZING: NEW MOON DATES: JUNE 2ND, JULY 2ND, JULY 31ST, AUGUST 30TH & SEPTEMBER 28TH
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: JULY 23RD TO AUGUST 20TH: PEAK AUGUST 13TH
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