A little adventure and a whole lot of relaxation

Photo courtesy of Fred LeBlanc   

April 2017

Dear Shipmates,

We have highlighted two trips we thought you'd like to know about.
Schooner Gam and Photography

Fred LeBlanc who took the photo above will be joining us on the June 10th Schooner Gam and Photography cruise.   Fred's work  has appeared in regional and national publications as well as been published on calendars, post cards, posters and as fine art. During the cruise, Fred will be happy to share his knowledge and experience of photography and his passion for large sailing vessels.  We still have cabins available if you're interested in joining us.
Board Saturday, June 10th, after 6 p.m.
Return Wednesday, June 14th, by noon.
$675 for first time guests; $641 for returning guests.
Additional charge for single cabins
Father's Day Weekend Getaway

Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift for that special man in your family?  How about a weekend getaway aboard the schooner Heritage.  Fathers who come with a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter gets a 20% discount off their fare.

Board Thursday night, June 15th, after 6 p.m.
Return Father's Day, June 18th, by noon.
$492 for Fathers traveling with their child or grandchild*
$615 for first time guests; $584 for returning guests.
*minimum age of 12
Additional charge for single cabins
Schooner Heritage
P O Box 482
Rockland ME  04841


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Spring outfitting has begun and have we been busy!

There's a lot to be done up high before the winter cover comes off, especially pine-tarring the mastheads and rigging, as well as scraping and greasing the masts. These jobs need to be done while the cover is in place so the deck doesn't get covered with pine tar and grease.  Getting to the top of the masts is much easier this year, thanks to the manlift.  

Meet Theo, our newest crew member.  He's from northern Utah and when we first talked with him about working on the Heritage, we knew he was going to fit right in. Here he is busy painting the anchor chain box.

photo courtesy of Sam Clark  

We all know that Ben is a man of few words but would you ever have suspected we'd catch him lying down on the job?

Well, we did.  Here he is, lying on the Heritage's centerboard.  Big isn't it.  It isn't necessary to take it out every year which is good because it's quite a job to maneuver it out of the centerboard trunk. Fortunately it's in good shape. It just needs to be pressure-washed and painted.    With the centerboard out, we'll be able to use the paint sprayer to coat the inside of the centerboard trunk with bottom paint.

On the marine railway 

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon and Capt. Doug along with several others worked on the roller boxes.  They play an important 'role' on the marine railway, making it possible for the car to move on the tracks when vessels are hauled or launched.

We're planning to haul the Heritage on this coming Sunday, the 23rd. We'll be sure to include photos in the next newsletter so you can see our progress.

Lost & Found

During the winter we received a package from some folks who live in Brooklin, Maine.  They had been walking along the high-tide mark in front of their home and found this Heritage hat.  Doug lost it last season on a breezy day and thought that was the end of it.  We never imagined that we'd see it again!

From the Galley

Coffee Cake with Fruit Topping
Sift together
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt

Cut in 1/2 c. butter

In a cup beat 1 egg and add enough milk to measure one full cup. Add to dry ingredients.

Add 1 t. vanilla and mix to make batter.

Pour into a 9" x 13" pan. Layer thin-sliced apples, peaches, pears, plums or berries (we used blueberries) over the batter.  Sprinkle with brown sugar.  Add nuts if desired. 
Beat 1 egg with 1/4 c. cream or half & half, then pour on top of fruit.

Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes until done.

We had it at coffee break this morning and it was a big hit!
Rachel and Justin are parents 
and we're grandparents! 

Anna Elizabeth arrived in the wee hours of April 2nd.  At birth she weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21" long. She has long legs and long fingers, and the sweetest face.

Capts. Linda & Doug and Anna (3 1/2 days old)

It's just about a month and a half before we leave the dock. We're looking forward to seeing all of you who have signed up for a trip.  If you haven't made plans yet, won't you join us?  We'd love to see you.