Article from Maine Windjammer Association August 2018 Newsletter ()
May 31, 2014
Final Days of Outfitting

Credit: Meg Maiden

In Camden, First Mate Zach Simonson-Bond and deckhand Alea Robinson apply the final coat of paint on the Lewis R. French’s sheer.

 

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This season, the Lewis R. French sports a bright red sheer.

 

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Good balance is a big plus when you’re working on the bowsprit. Here, Kelsey Kraft, a crewmember aboard Lewis R. French makes it look easy.

 

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Angelique sports freshly oiled decks.

 

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Mary Day is the first schooner to start sailing this season. Flag up, she’s just about ready to go!

 

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Last, but not least, the anchor chain is loaded aboard the schooner Mary Day.

 

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Cari Baumgartner, the Mary Day’s cook, takes time to research new recipes for guests with gluten allergies. Judging by her recent cookie samples, she's mastered the art of a GF baking!

 

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Left: The day has come for the Stephen Taber to become a schooner again!
Center: Stephen Taber gets a push over to North End Shipyard where a crane will be waiting.

Right: The perfectly balanced bowsprit comes first!

 

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Captain Linda Lee hard at working putting on the final touches of paint on the Schooner Heritage.

 

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If it’s not paint Ben Welzenbach is applying, it’s varnish. Many, many coats are needed, but the final results—a smooth, glossy finish—are so worth it! Hailing from Chicago, Ben was first introduced to Schooner Heritage last year as a guest; this year he’s joined the crew!

 

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Spring has sprung at North End Shipyard, and the Schooner American Eagle is ready to go.

 

Credit: Victory Chimes

With the help of a skilled crane operator, Schooner Victory Chimes steps
her distinctive mizzen mast.

 

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Deckhand Jason Luttmer applies a crisp white coat of paint to the Isaac H. Evans’ masthoops. Jason hails from Massachusetts and just graduated from Unity College.

 

As of late May, the Sailing Season has officially begun! For more information about taking a windjammer cruise, click here.


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