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Congratulations to all the guests who entered pictures in the MWA photography contest. Some of you won. Captain's Choice went to Mark Mitscher, although it was hard to decide which of his images was the best way to describe what we all do and love.
Lantern Light by Mark Mitscher
Fog Astern by Mark Mitscher
Here's an addition to our annual lighthouse cruise, boarding July 9th. There's a new potential sport this coming season on the coast...the fog signals at most of the light stations are being automated: turned on by keying the ship radio microphone five times on channel 83. The program goes by the acronym MRASS ( no off color jokes, please), meaning Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal. We'll not only test this new system but also tour a lighthouse or two. On Friday of that trip we'll be part of a parade of sail by the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.
In the meantime LighthouseFriends.com has a fun interactive map of the lighthouses we're apt to see during a trip. Click on any one of them shown on the map and you'll see pictures of it along with some interesting facts and history.
Saddleback Ledge Light
Certainly the most exciting event after the sailing season was Sarah's wedding, attended by the crew and officiated by the person on the right. An excellent time was had by all.
photo courtesy of Kris Jarrett
American Eagle crew and three Victory Chimes crew; how ecumenical!
Happiness is a full woodshed thanks to Sarah and her husband Chris.
Eagle courtesy of Nat and Diane Smith.
One of the joys of windjamming is when moonrise becomes a major evening event.
Pictures From Here
Sunrise yesterday morning, courtesy of Shary Fellows
Fall outfitting week for the Cadet on our railway before the winter boating season begins
A 1904 two foot gauge locomotive at the
Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railroad. When the original railroad ceased operations ( the train fell off the track) the schooner had been fishing for three years. You can go on regular runs with steam up on summer weekends.
We're researching this one: we think this helmsman's father worked on the schooner in the 1930's
Replacing pilings for our berth; large crane yanking out the old ones.
There's always something going on at the water's edge.
Postcards From Away
Don't miss the fleet of historic vessels if you're in Sydney. Try to schedule your