The 30-foot Friendship Sloop RIGHTS OF MAN at anchor in Brooklin.

Celebrating Maine’s Fine Friendships

9/23/2012 - Not many working boats have withstood the tests of time as well as the mighty Friendship Sloop. These salty fishing vessels once worked the waters of Muscongus and Penobscot Bays, and today a few of the early originals are still sailing, though now as private yachts. Here are two stunners… SEE MORE
After a brief yard period, the Fife ketch BELLE AVENTURE is ready to hit the water again.

Prepping a Classic

9/15/2012 - Even classics — or, perhaps, especially classics — need some TLC every so often, and the Fife ketch Belle Aventure got plenty of it recently at Wayfarer Marine in Camden. Here is a series of photographs showing what it takes to keep a classic like this looking and sailing her best. SEE MORE
BELLE AVENTURE, a gorgeous 85' Fife ketch that has spent the summer in Camden, Maine.

Belle of the Bay: Camden’s Fife Summer

8/31/2012 - We've had quite the Fife summer here in Camden, with our own Sumurun being joined by Belle Aventure and, of course, Adventuress being the talk of the coast these days. Belle Aventure has had a bunch of work done recently at Wayfarer Marine, and she's looking absolutely gorgeous. Here are… SEE MORE

Fife Schooner Adventuress Under Sail

8/27/2012 - The schooner Adventuress has been the talk of the Maine coast since her relaunch in July after a three-year restoration at Rockport Marine in Rockport, Maine. Here are some new shots of this gorgeous Fife under sail in Penobscot Bay. Adventuress will be spending a little bit longer on the… SEE MORE
The cutter TWO DOGS is followed by NY 30 ALERA and NY 50 SPARTAN.

Maine Classic Yacht Regatta Brings Out the Beautiful

8/12/2012 - For classic wooden boat owners, the annual Eggemoggin Reach Regatta is a bit of a pilgrimage, with some of the finest yachts making the trip to the starting line in Center Harbor each August. This year was no exception, with the only late arrival being the breeze itself, which took… SEE MORE
ANGELIQUE chases down AMERICAN EAGLE on the broad reach down to Islesboro during the Great Schooner Race 2012.

What a Day on the Bay: Great Schooner Race 2012

7/12/2012 - The Great Schooner Race, a lighthearted competition between the traditionally rigged passenger boats that operate out of Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, is always a highlight of the boating season. This year we were especially fortunate to have fair skies and fresh breezes, leading to some of the best sailing the… SEE MORE
Buzzard's Bay 14 sails past Laite Beach in Camden, Maine.

Enjoying a Day Sail, Herreshoff Style

7/2/2012 - There are few things more fun on a sparkling summer Maine day than getting out on the water. Here a couple sail their Buzzard's Bay 14 in our outer harbor and later sail past Laite Beach in Camden. This classic wooden sloop was designed by L. Francis Herreshoff and is… SEE MORE
ANGELIQUE, a 95' steel windjammer, returns to its berth in Camden's inner harbor.

Best Seat in the House

6/29/2012 - Every so often, there's a moment that reminds me why life on the coast of Maine is so special. Here's a shot of the crew of the windjammer Angelique, a 95' steel ketch that takes passengers on week-long trips, returning to their homeport of Camden. Talk about the best seat… SEE MORE
The wheel and binnacle of the schooner WHEN & IF, in Rockport for some paint and service work before the season begins.

Some Paint and Polish at the Start of the Season

6/19/2012 - The 63' schooner WHEN & IF, designed by John Alden for Gen. George Patton to use "when and if" he survived World War II, is in Rockport Harbor for some maintenance before the season gets underway. Not only did Patton survive the war, of course, but his yacht has endured… SEE MORE