Article from Maine Windjammer Association August 2018 Newsletter ()
May 27, 2017
One Day in May

Sunny and warm, May 17th was the perfect day for painting, removing covers, bending on sails, training and more!

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Hours before Stephen Taber was scheduled to launch at North End Shipyard, a crewmember was brushing on the final coat of paint. Look at that shine!

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Crewmembers aboard Heritage were focused on the topsides and all the accent colors. Where did everyone go?

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Here they are! A mid-morning coffee break is key to a happy Heritage crew! Back row, from left to right: Nate Earnshaw, galleyhand/deckhand; Nick Lazzara, deckhand/donkey engine; Sam Clark, outfitting worker/director; Captain Doug Lee. Middle row: Ben Welzenbach, mate; Captain Linda Lee. Front row: Sean Grimes, cook; Theo Bates, deckhand/galleyhand.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Time to bend the sails on American Eagle. Her first trip is Memorial Day Weekend.

 

credit: Captain Brenda Thomas

Captain Brenda and crew spent the day removing the winter cover from the Schooner Isaac H. Evans.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Jonathan Rowlands and Anne Bagley, crewmembers aboard Schooner Victory Chimes, were taking advantage of the fine weather to touch up some white paint.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Congo bars await the crewmembers aboard Victory Chimes at snacktime, courtesy of James Tompkins, who just returned for his third season cooking aboard the Chimes.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Unlike her sister ship Stephen Taber, which was hauled out on the railway where sanding and painting is a bit easier, crewmembers aboard Ladona sand the topsides from “paint floats.”

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Fit-out crew Jonathan King and First Mate Kaylie Borden were all smiles aboard Angelique.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

The freshly painted Lewis R. French is almost ready to head off on her maiden voyage.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

America’s oldest working schooner—Lewis R. French—looks sharp with her new coat of paint.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

The Mary Day’s punch list still included a few things like mounting nameboards.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Crewmembers aboard Mary Day took a break from outfitting to focus on safety training with Captain Barry King.

 

credit: Meg Maiden

Arriving in Maine less than 24 hours earlier, Maija joined the Mary Day crew from Minnesota. One of her special talents is playing the hardanger, which she pulled out for an impromptu session on deck for her fellow crewmembers.
 

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