Sure Sign of Spring: Hauling a Commercial Schooner

It’s as sure a sign of spring as crocuses coming out of the ground: the sight of a traditionally rigged schooner coming out of the water for its annual maintenance. The crew at Hodgdon Yacht Services’ Southport facility, The Boatyard, recently hauled the 65′ schooner Eastwind for some spring cleaning and freshening. Within a few weeks the docks at The Boatyard will be filled with boats and Eastwind, which does daysails out of nearby Boothbay Harbor, will be under sail once more.