About the Isaac H. Evans
The Isaac H. Evans, was built by George Vannaman in Mauricetown, New Jersey in 1886, on the banks of the Maurice River that leads into Delaware Bay. She celebrated her 120th anniversary in 2006. To survive that many years you know she must be an exceptional and well loved vessel. She was built when oystering was the biggest fishing industry in America and spent many years working the Delaware Bay till she came to Maine for a new life. She was completely rebuilt at the Bath Marine Museum and adapted for her new industry.
The designation of National Historic Landmark is one we are very proud of. Though it is purely honorific and doesn't mean we get any government money, there are only a handful of vessels that are so honored. It goes to vessels that are recognized as being of extraordinary historical significance to the United States.
Although steeped in history, Isaac H. Evans has a reputation for always being a well maintained and neatly kept schooner with very comfortable amenities. A legacy of her past occupation, she is a very shallow draft vessel allowing us to haunt the islands of the coast, seeing seals, eagles and small harbors we love.
We don’t claim to be the “Oldest”, the “Newest”, or the “Fastest” windjammer, we are simply a very comfortable, homey schooner from the Golden Era of sail. We’ve never found it necessary to boast, as our cruises have always appealed to those who treasure the sea, nature and friendship. It would be hard to find a more environmentally benign vacation.
On the Evans we have a great time, singing, chasing other schooners, telling tall tales and enjoying Maine’s spectacular beauty. From the champagne at the lobster bake to the complimentary chocolates and Isaac H. Evans mugs in the cabins, you’ll find that we don’t cut corners on anything.
The Isaac H. Evans has a reputation for always being a well maintained and neatly kept schooner with all the amenities. There's a shower with plenty of hot water, cabin sinks with fresh running hot and cold water, many cabins with double beds and opening windows in every cabin. She was designed as a coaster so she’s very stable and there’s lots of room on deck so you won’t want for space to just lounge around if it suits your fancy!
The Isaac H. Evans at a Glance
Berths: 11 cabins / 22 berths Crew: 4 Length:99 Ft Beam:19 Ft Draft:6 feet / with centerboard, 13 Ft
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