Lighthouses Everywhere


Good morning everyone. We had a great sail yesterday along the outer fringes of Penobscot Bay from the Fox Island Thorofare to Rockland and up the shore to Rockport. We beat across to the islands, Mark, Saddle and Laselle which lie just east of Camden before running up to anchor through the Bracketts Channel. Bracketts is a very narrow passage squashed between Job Island and Islesboro. Those on shore saw a parade of sail as we followed the schooner Stephen Taber and were chased by the Lewis R French.

At one point half way between Vinalhaven and Monroe Island we counted 8 lighthouses visible from where we sailed. Brown’s Head, Heron Neck, Two Bush, Whitehead, Owls Head, Rockland Breakwater, Indian Island, and Curtis Island lights were all clearly visible though a few were admittedly only visible due to the crazy refraction of light coming over the horizon. Still, had it been a dark night, the beacons would have done their job.

We will sail about 93 miles by the time we get back to Camden this morning. We have all run out of film. We have had uncountable laughs. This has been a great cruise by all accounts.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.