50 miles away and still at home

maine windjammer, schooner, schooner cruises, maine windjammers, windjammer cruisesGood morning everyone. We had a spectacular sail yesterday, our first day of the season’s first 6 day cruise, Puffins and the War of 1812. By days end we had 50 miles under our keel since departing from Camden and were treated to a beautiful sunset over Acadia National Park and Mt Desert. Along the way we had the pleasure of sailing close alongside the schooner Heritage. The sun light dancing on the water and graceful sheer of her rail kept all the cameras aboard Mary Day quite busy while we circumnavigated her port and starboard sides, stern and bow. They had their cameras pointing our way as well. I hope we get a chance to exchange images sometime.
Lighthouses and Acadia National Park
Anchored here at Little Cranberry Island, the small community of Islesford calls to be explored. I have been here many many times over the past 30 years but I never get enough. It feels like home to be anchored here. Guests are heading ashore right now to hike to the back beach where the tide washed-stones sing their clickety clack song to the waves. The small artists shops are not quite ready for our early arrival. I encouraged folks to visit the small church where light filtering through stained glass warms the soul. A skirmish occurred here in Hadlock Cove during the War of 1812 between the US and British. I have ordered the crew to take to the small boats to allow a reenactment for the guests, water balloons for armament. I am mindful of how blessed we are to be in this beautiful place with such good company and a view from the office window that can’t be beat.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.


  1. I don’t see the For Sale sign on the Heritage. It’s listed in Sail Magazine…….How’s that going (and why) and do they have any discounted t-shirts? Any chance of getting 50 anniversary T- shirts to outfit the crew before we get there? Just three weeks to go…………………

  2. Oh, one of my favorite places!! Glad to see you made it across the bar! Hip Hip Hooray! A great way to start the season! Heritage looking beautiful as ever! Wish we were there! Schools almost out so make room in the foc’sle! Have fun out there! and yes the lawn is mowed so you can come home now…..:o)

  3. Wow. How is it that you manage to take me to yet new anchorages every trip? Isn’t Maine an awesome panorama of woinderful locations?!
    I returned to my mental health professonal in Camden today. He saw such a difference in me that he insisted that I do another Mary Day trip this summer. And actually, he’s thinking of doing the same thing! We’ll be in touch, Jen!!!

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