Article from MAINE WINDJAMMER ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER ()
April 30, 2014
Outfitting Season Under Wraps

credit: Meg Maiden
In Camden, the Schooner Mary Day was the first to get her cover off in anticipation of her annual trip to the North End Shipyard for haul-out and bottom painting.
 
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Mary Day crew members Becca Johnson on left (mate) and Hali Boyd on right (deck hand) remove the PVC piping that supported the plastic cover. Respectively, they hail from New York State and California.
 
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Captain Barry King services the yawlboat engine which will be needed to push the Mary Day to Rockland for her annual visit to the Shipyard.
 
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Thumbs up, Captain Garth! Schooner Lewis R. French is looking good! Meanwhile, Chief Mate Zach Simonson-Bond from Washington gets another coat of paint on the crosstrees.
 
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Emilie Schwarz from Willis, Virginia, will soon trade her paintbrush for a rolling pin as she assumes her position as mess cook aboard Angelique.
 
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Lewis R. French deck hands/mess mates Alea Robertson (above) and Kelsey Kraft (below) were glad to have the winter cover still on–like a greenhouse, their work area warms right up so they can comfortably sand all the wooden surfaces.
 
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Captain Kip and crew have been building new crosstrees for the Victory Chimes. No small feat!
 
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Shiny with new gold leaf, this ball will go back on top of the Victory Chimes’ mizzen mast!
 
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When you own the largest windjammer in the fleet, you also have the dubious honor of purchasing and applying the most paint...the Victory Chimes requires somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 gallons per year!
 
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Captain Noah Barnes has been building a new Sampson post for the Stephen Taber.
 
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A cellist from Belgrade, Maine, Kenya Whitehead is enjoying outfitting season as a crew member aboard Schooner Stephen Taber.
 
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While everything may look quiet aboard Schooner Heritage in this photo, there’s a flurry of activity going on under the winter cover. Protected from rain, snow (!) and cold weather, the crew members can sand, scrape and paint to their heart’s content.
 
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Captain Brenda Thomas paused long enough for a quick photo before going back to work on the Isaac H. Evans which was hauled out on the North End Shipyard railway.
 
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A rare sight, the Schooner American Eagle has both of her masts out for her 10-year inspection.
 
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Time to worm, parcel and serve! American Eagle crew member Christa Miller-Shelley gets the messy, but important job that protects the lines from chafe and deterioration.
 
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It’s a whole lot easier to varnish spars when they’re at ground level. Brad Lamoureux applies another coat to the American Eagle’s mast.

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