Category Archives: Windjammer Vacations

Sea Fever

A poem for those of you feeling the call of the sea…. I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, […]

Maine Lighthouses & Lobsters

Come join the Schooner J&E Riggin’s  Maine Lighthouse & Lobster Cruise™ - there is still space left on our August 26th 4 day trip and on the September 19th 6 day trip! Maine Lighthouses from Maine Office of Tourism on Vimeo.

The Maine Lobster Bake

The highlight of the week for many of our passengers is our traditional Maine lobster bake. It’s an all-you-can-eat feast; seven whole lobsters eaten by one person, a girl scout!, in one sitting is the record (please do not try this at home). After anchoring near an undisturbed island in the early afternoon, the yawl […]

A Week at Sea on a Maine Windjammer Cruise – Day Six

Day Six: Saturday morning we raise anchor early and head back home.  Last minute group photos are taken, addresses exchanged, and a hearty brunch is served to tide everyone over on their way home.  We tie up in Rockland amid relaxed, revitalized smiles and see everyone ashore hugs and goodbyes. This post wraps up our […]

A Week at Sea on a Maine Windjammer Cruise – Day Five

Day Five: As the week goes by everyone relaxes more and more and rises later and later.  But coffee is still ready at 7 for early risers, and several passengers take our peapod out for a quiet row. By Friday everyone is an ol’ salt and is ready help get the Riggin underway; the Captain calls out […]

Great Maine Schooner Race

Every year the Maine Windjammer Association (MWA) hosts a Great Schooner Race. The race is always held the week of July 4th and happened today! We know not everyone is on Facebook, where we’ve kept fans up-to-date as information comes in, so we thought we’d share today’s events in a post so you don’t miss […]

A Week at Sea on a Maine Windjammer Cruise – Day Four

Day Four: It’s early morning yet, but excitement starts to build as Cap’n Jon returns from an early trip with a crate full of fresh lobsters.  After breakfast Pearl ferries us ashore to Stonington.  Stonington, on the southern tip of Deer Isle, is aptly named.  There is abundant evidence in town and on the surrounding islands of […]

A Week at Sea on a Maine Windjammer Cruise – Day Three

Day Three: Wanting to explore a bit, several of us go ashore and walk out to Burnt Coat Harbor Light on Hockamock Head, admiring wildflowers and seashells on our route.  We take pictures and leave the wildflowers and seashells for others to appreciate as well. Singing to raise the sails, the cadence is easy to adopt […]

A Week at Sea on a Maine Windjammer Cruise – Day Two

Day Two: It’s a sunny morning and this is the warmest harbor we will be in all week long.  My girls know it – so they talk me into going swimming with them.  This convinces a few adventurous folks to give it a try also.  Some are in and out – you almost wonder if […]

A Week at Sea on a Maine Windjammer Cruise – Day One

Day One: Too excited to sleep, most everyone’s up early Monday morning. The crew is bucketing down the decks, packing ice and loading wood.  A week’s worth of provisions is carefully loaded and packed in ice, and arranged in the order of when they will be used. Annie has been up since 4:30; coffee is […]

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