The Heritage sails out of the small midcoast city of Rockland, Maine, the Windjammer Capital of the World. Go for a sail and cruise around the beautiful islands and bays of "DownEast" 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 Penobscot Bay, Maine
Penobscot Bay (midcoast Maine) is, without doubt, one of the finest cruising areas of the United States due to it's diversity in 200+ islands, large and small with an enormous variety of fauna, flora, topography, rocky and sandy shores. Most islands are deeded to the Maine Coast Island Institute, a non-profit entity designed to protect and preserve.
Rockport, Maine (return)
Your ship returns to Rockport Harbor.