It's been twenty years since the American Eagle has been to Portland, although we've been by many times on our way to or from ports to the south and west. Next season we're following up on an event originally scheduled for this year: a marine parade celebrating Maine's 200th birthday.
We may well end up being the largest sailing vessel participating but there are more reasons to celebrate this historic port. A busy working waterfront, the old port district, the last coastal signal tower dating to 1807, the Longfellow House, Becky's Diner, and a functioning narrow gauge railway.
Portland is one of the last cities that still looks seaward for her commerce and enterprise. For this 8-night trip we board in Rockland Monday evening, sail into Portland Thursday afternoon, spend Thursday night and Friday dockside in the heart of the waterfront, and head for home Saturday morning, reaching our home dock Tuesday morning.
There are still four cabins open. Do give us a call if you're interested and, as with our other adventures, no deposit required until January.