Destination Area: Atlantic Coast & Great Lakes of U.S. & Canada
Length: 5 NIGHTS
Vessel: Stephen Taber


Rockland, Maine on July 16, 2017


Rockland, Maine (return) on July 21, 2017

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Board Sunday evening between 4-6PM and dine with the Downeast Editor in Chief. You will return by 11AM on Friday.

Call for pricing if you elect to stay 2 consecutive days, before or after your voyage, at the Captain Lindsey House Inn w/ 2 breakfasts and one dinner.

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On this voyage you will take a tour and listen to a talk on island geology at the Keeper's House on Isle au Haut. You will also attend a chocolate making workshop on this island. Experiencing a "farm to table" lunch on an unspecified island will be fun. Finally, you will go to the North Haven Oyster Company for oyster and prosecco tasting.

Launched in 1871, the Stephen Taber epitomizes the classic coasting schooner. Built in an era when highly skilled shipwrights built fine vessel ...

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  • Thrill to sailing a century-old wooden schooner
  • Take in the sights & sounds & scents of coastal Maine
  • Satisfy your heightened appetite with delicious New England cuisine cooked on a wood-burning stove
  • Hone your sailing and navigation skills
  • Relax with a book you've been meaning to read
  • Make new friends among your shipmates
  • Explore uninhabited islands
  • Sleep like a baby rocked in the cradle of the deep.

The atmosphere on board the Taber is relaxed and unstructured. There is no "cruise director" with a long list of scheduled activities. If you're the gregarious type, you'll find plenty of group doings to join. If you prefer spending you time in quieter pursuits, you'll relish the peacefulness of shipboard life.

As we sail along, there's always plenty of time for stretching out on the broad deck for a snooze, reading that novel you've been meaning to get to since last year, or chatting with fellow passengers. Crew members are ready and eager to teach you about sail handling, steering a course, and navigating. Learn the art of tying knots, or how to navigate the fog by listening for sounds emanating from the islands as we pass them.

Take a turn at the wheel and feel how this handy vessel responds. Bring your camera and binoculars and survey the passing blue-and-green scenery; bring your sketchpad or other handcraft. We always recommend that you bring a journal, too. Even if you've never before kept on, you'll find there's something about sailing along the coast of Maine that makes everyone a little contemplative.

When the day draws to a close, the Taber drops anchor in some small harbor or cove where we can explore, jog, or swim. You're welcome to use our lovely rowing craft for a quiet harbor tour, too. If we find we're sharing the anchorage with another windjammer, it's fun to row over and enjoy an evening with the other passengers.

Do bring you instrument if you play one. Noah, your Captain, plays guitar, blues harmonica, and sings, and loves to have company. Even if you're not the sort to join a musical gathering in the galley or on deck, you'll find there's something special about hearing the strains of a folksong in the background as you study the stars or drift to sleep in your cabin.

Rockland, Maine
Rockland is at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore, with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and its picturesque lighthouse.

Rockland's history includes shipbuilding, lime processing, granite quarrying, and commercial fishing and lobstering. Historic Main Street forms the core of retail shopping, and has gone through a renaissance over the last several years. The community’s proud past survives in many ways, including a newly restored and enlarged Carnegie library, and an incredible mix of traditional residential styles of architecture that rivals the historic homes of many larger cities. Lodging is plentiful, dining opportunities abound and day trips in any direction provide ample rewards, including museums for rainy days.

Cruising coastal Maine
Your Captain determines where the schooner is going depending upon wind and weather. Penobscot Bay and surrounding waters are filled with islands, bays, harbors and channels. Your Captain navigates with the safety and comfort of passengers foremost in mind, and strives to find an itinerary both fun and interesting.

Rockland, Maine (return)
Your ship returns to Rockland Harbor.

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