courtesy of Mike Carstanjen

Schooner American Eagle Newsletter

December 2017


In This Issue
Cruise News
Crew's News
Postcards from Away

Jayne Phair photo
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Mike's picture above came in second in this year's Maine Windjammer Association photography contest. Other submissions by American Eagle shipmates include ones from Bridget, Audrey, Bob, and Pat.  You can see all of the prize-winning photos on the MWA website . 

Crew's News

                       The rigging blocks are overhauled and varnished ready for next season.
            Boats  and deck boxes are next unless we get a warm spell and can work on board. 

courtesy of Audrey Goebl

                Long sunsets are functions of our northern latitude and long days early in the season

Cruise News

              More images from past adventures, most from 2017.

Our North Haven dinghy # 26, courtesy of Mike Carstanjen

On the road to Boston, courtesy of  Frank Morse

I don't know whether to credit Nancy Micklon or Carol-Ann Warner

It's a tribute to Matthew's cooking on board that some of our guests are stuffed.

Postcards from away and a while ago  



Steamboat Natchez, a 1975 sternwheeler with 1927 machinery. 
Their crew claim the  stern wheel weights 28 tons.





Not all mosaics are Mediterranean nor two millenia old




Gordon Bok is the woodcarver on this card; he encouraged me to come to his storytelling

 get together next fall at the Steam, Power, and Sail Museum, where we also

 have the awards celebration after the Great Schooner Race in July.



Shary Dec.'17
courtesy of Shary Fellows

                    Time to go over and shake the snow off the schooner and the tug. 

                                                                          Happy New Year!                                                                         

      John and the crew

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