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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial Aboard a Historic Maine Windjammer

Maine will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2020 and there’s no better place to enjoy the festivities than on the mid-Maine coast in Rockland on July 3rd for the Great Schooner Race. Now’s the time to book one of the 20 schooners that are set to participate this year. They’ll be joined by additional historic vessels from throughout the region, along with members of Tall Ships America. Spectators can stand on the Rockland Breakwater with its impressive lighthouse at the end and watch dozens of windjammers enter Rockland harbor under full sail. But even more exciting is to be one of the lucky few aboard a windjammer. I’ve had the privilege of going on three memorable windjammer sails with both my dad and my daughter and I can say without hesitation that it’s the best way to savor Maine’s picturesque coast. Prices for Race Week start at $1000 per person, including all meals, accommodations, activities and participation in the Great Schooner Race during your week-long (or shorter) cruise.  

Posted by Steve Jermanok on 02/26/20 at 06:00 AM
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Hats off to you, Steve, for a great article. Being on board one of the Maine Windjammer Association vessels for the 44th Annual Great Schooner Race will be the perfect way to celebrate Maine's 200th birthday and July 4th too.

Picture of Marti Mayne Comment by Marti Mayne
on 02/27/20 at 02:42 PM

Thanks Marti! Happy to share!

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 02/27/20 at 02:45 PM

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