thanks to a forgotten photographer

Schooner American Eagle Newsletter
September 2020
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Crew's News
Cruise News
Postcards & Notes from Away
Ship's Store

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          There's  a broom aloft on the mainmast in the picture above, so this was taken after a win in a Gloucester race. That narrows the date down to one of twelve different years. Something about age and treachery overcoming youth and ability!

         For next season I think we're in pretty good shape. We've always had sinks in the cabins and head compartments, a real shower, fans below for ventilation (and white noise), and an average of 18 guests per trip. I'm looking forward to sailing with you every cruise.

photo taken by Shary from our office

Fall light on a late September afternoon, 2019


Crew's News

                 The American Eagle crew may be scattered but they keep in touch with a bit of prodding from me. Now to get them back here next April!
Some people just can't stay ashore!


Funny pictures are ageless
1980 or 1981 

 Cruise News


American Eagle.. a transport of delight!

AE Bow by Greg Gettens   
courtesy of Greg Gettens
Color in motion

Postcards & Notes From Away

Go ahead and correct me if I'm wrong but the last wooden four master is gone, but only recently.

         The Seute Deern launched in 1919 as a wooden four-masted schooner in Gulfport, Mississippi, as the Elisabeth  Bandi. She sailed under the US flag until 1931 when she was sold to Finland. In 1938-39,  Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany rebuilt her as a three-masted barque for a freight training ship.  Less than a decade later, she became a museum/restaurant in 1947; last homeported in Bremerhaven, Germany, she sank in the harbor in late September, 2019 and was broken up in 2020.

1 friendship sloop + 1 friendship sloop going in the same direction = a race!

The relics of St. Mark traveled in style as depicted in 
this postcard of one of the Pala D'Oro enamels
in Venice's St. Mark's Basilica.

More evidence of Ralph's travels just before the pandemic!

Ship's Store

We may not be sailing this season but here's a way to show the flag
and keep warm now that it's autumn.  Limited quantities

Embroidered quarter-zip pullovers
in ash, small and large;
in navy, small and extra large
Blue hooded sweatshirts
in small, medium,
large, and extra large

Genuine navy wool embroidered watch caps $20.

Call if you see something you like...    800-648-4544


Apple pie; it must be fall!

John and the crew

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