The Maine Windjammer Association
Maine Windjammer Association Newsletter
March 2014
 / VOLUME 13 / ISSUE 3  
The Ditty Bag

Pam Houston, novelist and author of the recently published book Contents May Have Shifted, will be teaching a writer's workshop aboard the Isaac H. Evans this fall.
Enjoy the finer arts of writing…

If you love windjamming and the written word, you're going to really love this new writer's workshop aboard the Isaac H. Evans this September 30-October 3. While the Evans is best known for being a fun-loving schooner where kids of all ages are welcome, for this trip the Evans is welcoming Pam Houston to instruct and inspire passengers and to share her experience as a professional writer. Ms. Houston’s stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize and the Best American Short Stories of the Century.


During this 4-day adventure, passengers can watch for seals, porpoises, and lighthouses while receiving world-class instruction on the writer’s craft. In between drafts, there’s plenty of time to sample delicious freshly made food and to enjoy the camaraderie that quickly develops among guests. The cost is $800 and includes all meals, accommodations and instruction. A special fare of $620 is available for guests who opt out of the writer’s workshop.

courtesy: Schooner Stephen Taber
WoodenBoat and Down East magazines have teamed up to create a very special week of food and sailing aboard the Schooner Stephen Taber.
…and Dining!

Aboard the Stephen Taber, quite a different cruise is happening – this 5-day trip is devoted entirely to pleasing the palate. Maine is known as a foodie state and the Taber has partnered with Down East Magazine and WoodenBoat Publications to bring together prime examples of just how delicious Maine fare can be.


Upon arrival, guests will hobnob with DownEast editor-in-chief Kathleen Fleury at an on-deck social hour followed by a locally harvested Maine dinner at In Good Company featuring Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery. The trip includes a rendezvous with a real oyster boat in the Fox Islands Thorofare and a chocolate-making workshop at Black Dinah Chocolatiers.


There’s a guided tour of the WoodenBoat Publications campus followed by an authentic beachside lobster bake. To finish off the adventure, guests will have a tour of DownEast columnist and food historian Sandy Oliver’s legendary vegetable garden followed by a delicious lunch.


From dawn ‘til dusk, this cruise promises scrumptious meals made with the freshest ingredients interspersed with vistas of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and charming villages.

Bill Beebe has been painting the windjammers for decades. Add a limited-edition print to your art collection this spring and he'll donate 25% to the MWA Gatherings of the Fleet fund!
Support the Fleet with Fine Art!

If you’ve been wondering how you can enjoy your love of windjamming all year long, then consider purchasing a limited-edition print by Bill Beebe for your home. 25% of the proceeds sold between now and May 31 will go straight to the Maine Windjammer Association to enhance our annual gatherings of the fleet.

Fine Artist William R. Beebe has been painting the historic Maine schooners for more than 2 decades. You can view his limited edition lithographs and giclee prints online. Use the coupon code FREESHIP at checkout to take advantage of this one-time offer. Shipping is included!  

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