Labor Day on Penobscot Bay

For Maine boaters, Labor Day is always a special holiday, as it represents not, we hope, the end of the sailing season, but nonetheless a reminder that the days are getting shorter and we must make the most of every hour afloat that we can. I was lucky enough to steal away from Camden for a few hours of singlehandling on Penobscot Bay this Labor Day and was delighted to discover that I was not the only one making the most of the fresh breezes and sunny skies. Instead, the bay was a veritable full-sail boat show, with power and sail vessels trading tacks seemingly everywhere. Here is a sampling of the many different types of boats I saw during just a couple of hours underway.

May it be so right through Columbus Day!