Destination Area: Atlantic Coast & Great Lakes of U.S. & Canada
Length: 6 NIGHTS
Vessel: American Eagle


Departs:

Rockland, Maine on August 31, 2017

Returns:

Rockland, Maine (return) on September 6, 2017


Fare is $995. per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy, in limited quantity, is an additional $30. per night.

A deposit of $350. per person, balance due 6 weeks of sailing. Your payment will be returned only as others are booked for this trip. Re-bookings are subject to a $50. per person fee. Free attendance for two to the Maine Lighthouse Museum is available.

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GLOUCESTER SCHOONER RACE SINCE THE 1880'S : 6 Night, Round Trip Voyage From Rockland, Maine

American Eagle was launched in 1930 as a Gloucester fishing schooner, and sailed from Gloucester for over 50 years. Captain John Foss purchase ...

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  • Enjoy whale watching on your way to Glocester
  • Ma. for the annual Glocester Schooner Race
  • Help the crew during the race as needed
  • You'l appreciate this event which originated in the 1880's. Enjoy the after race festivities.

Sailing south from Rockland, Maine to participate in the Gloucester Schooner Race.

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.

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Gloucester is situated on the north shore of Massachusetts. The town was an important shipbuilding center, and developed into an important fishing port, because of its proximity to Georges Bank and the Grand Banks off the east coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. In addition to continuing as a center for catching and processing seafood, Gloucester is a center for fish research.

Seafaring and fishing have always been, and still are very dangerous undertakings. The movie The Perfect Storm illustrates just how hazardous a livelihood it is. Gloucester has lost over 10,000 men to the briny depths of the Atlantic Ocean in the 350 years since its founding. The names of those known lost as are known are painted on a huge mural in City Hall, and also on a new memorial cenotaph on Stacy Boulevard.


Gloucester Schooner Race
The Gloucester Schooner Race has been an annual event since the 1890's with New England fishermen.

A large number of schooner rigged vessels participate first, with tying up or anchoring off shore in Gloucester Harbor followed by the Mayor's reception. In the evening a block party is usually scheduled followed by next day's events and a tour of Gloucester and lobster bake. Sunday is the big day with a parade of sails and a race- ending at 6PM then Gloucester hosts a reception and awards ceremony.

There are many other activities not mentioned here.


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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