photo courtesy of Jonathan Pershouse

Schooner American Eagle Newsletter
April  2017
In This Issue
Cruise News
Crew's News
Pictures From Away
Cards from Away

Jayne Phair photo
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                 There are bright spots in all the hurry of spring outfitting. The nest box Capt. Doug put up a few years ago at the shipyard is finally inhabited by a pair of osprey.  More pictures as their family grows, hopefully. 
                June cruises are the best times for watching sea ducks before most of them head north for the summer, nesting eagles and osprey, seals and their often curious pups, and right and humpback whales during our adventure to Stellwagen Bank and  Sail Boston.
courtesy of Patrick Burns

Cruise News

    Schooner Gam on June 12th this season

Sailing into Boothbay inner Harbor for Windjammer Days
June 28 this year

Crew's News

Well, we hauled the schooner out on April 2nd and enjoyed eight hours of painting weather over four days.  Inspected, new propeller, new zincs, and a thousand dollars worth of bottom paint; here ready to back in the water early morning.

Tyler working the propeller shaft out so we could change the cutlass bearing.

   Christa chasing the paint around under the quarter while rigged out with a gas mask. Note the lack of blue sky in the background. Sarah painted the draft mark, eleven feet to the bottom of the keel from the bottom of the number. New propeller is not on yet, but soon.

Gray, white, red. Sarah, Tyler and Chris, the painting trio.

Nice reconditioned Luke prop, 25 diameter, 25 pitch; but left-handed.  Made 
maneuvering back to our berth a bit counterintuitive as forward was now
reverse, and reverse now forward on the shifter.

Our 115 ton baby, ready to splash

 Pictures from away

Cruising in the fog off St. Andrew's , New Brunswick. We'll be near there in July.

painted by Eileen Patten Oliver

Tied up at the Gloucester House for a few hours, September 2016.

Our only postcard this month

Napa Valley in springtime

Galley News
chocolate pie
courtesy of Nola Logan

There will be a lot more images like this by the end of May!

courtesy of Jim Dugan

Boarding our first 2017 trip a month from today!


      John and the crew

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