courtesy of  Rebecca Mahony
Schooner American Eagle Newsletter

February 2018


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

Jayne Phair photo
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With the progress of winter into spring (almost) come some modifications to our upcoming schedule. You may note that the whales have a reprieve from our pursuit in June, replacing an eight-night adventure with a long weekend cruise for Fathers' Day followed by a four-night trip here in our favorite cruising ground. And there's an adjustment in August as well; two four-night cruises August 17 and 21.  

Planning for our first official return to Canadian waters since 2012 is progressing well, with welcomes set up for both Welshpool on Campobello and St. Andrew's, New Brunswick.

Crew's News
Overhauling small boats and deck gear is coming to an end (Sarah will be glad) and next month we move on to deck work aboard. Meanwhile I'm fiddling with new reading lights in the cabins and a few new hatches for down below.   And the new awning came! 

But it's nothing compared to getting the Nina W Corkum going in 1968, documented in a short film, script by Farley Mowatt.  She was built in Lunenburg, NS in 1922 and ended up in Long Island Sound in the 1970's.

Crew practice last summer for this season!

courtesy of Nancy Fleming

Cruise News

    Fathers' Day Long Weekend, Friday night, June 15, to Monday morning, June 18th. This trip is a great chance to start summer early, catch up with family, and enjoy the late sunsets of early season. It's also puffin nesting season on some of the offshore islands.

Right whale tale will have to wait

Atlantic Puffin
courtesy of Patrick Burns

Many say a four-night cruise in June is just about right.   Join the few and become the many.  Spring into Summer ,  Tuesday, June 19th through Saturday, the 23rd.
courtesy of Rebecca Mahony

Cappy, North Haven dinghy # 27, ready for her hundreth summer
 sailing Penobscot Bay

also courtesy of Rebecca Mahony

Off to a picnic!

Pictures and postcards from away 

and a while ago  


Even in the dead of winter we get pictures from shipmates, highlighting their time aboard. Becca sent a bunch, some of which are in this newsletter.


courtesy of Rebecca Mahony 

A familiar harbor



And then along came her oil painting of the same spot. The photo doesn't do justice to the subtleties of lighting from early evening.  First one to name the harbor gets a hat!  And we'll send one to the artist, too.


painting by Rebecca Mahony



This card was in one of my old books. Mail order before ebay and Amazon for a ha'penny stamp. Postage for postcards went up to a penny in June 1918.


courtesy of Skip Brown



Next month here will be highlighted by the Union flea market, the reopening of Liberty Tool Company, the Maine Fishermens Forum in Rockland, and the Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland.


      John and the crew

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