The Maine Windjammer Association
Maine Windjammer Association Newsletter
July 2017
 / VOLUME 17 / ISSUE 7
Everybody Loves a Parade!

We were lucky to have not one, but two photographers on the Breakwater who shared these gorgeous photos with us for this article. Thank you Bob Trapani, Jr. and John Williams for being in the right place at the right time during this year’s Lighthouse Parade.
 

credit: Bob Trapani, Jr.
Spectators arrive, ready for the Parade to begin.

 

credit: John Williams
Schooner American Eagle is one of the first schooners to arrive. Captain John Foss tips his hat.

 

credit: Angelique (John Williams) / Angelique & Lighthouse (Bob Trapani, Jr.)
Windjammer Angelique: Now you see her…now you don’t!

 

credit: Bob Trapani, Jr.
Captain Jim and Meg Sharp were perched 25 feet up in the tower where they see all of the participating schooners. Founder of the Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Capt. Sharp shared history and anecdotes about each vessel as they sailed past the Breakwater.

 

credit: John Williams
Spectators got close-up views of the 3-masted schooner Victory Chimes, one of Maine’s legendary windjammers.

 

credit: John Williams
With his son August looking on, Captain Garth Wells prepares to fire the Schooner Lewis R. French’s cannon.

 

credit: Cello (John Williams) / Stephen Taber bow (Bob Trapani, Jr.)
Schooner Stephen Taber delighted spectators every time she sailed past the Rockland Breakwater, especially when she appeared with a cellist playing Bach cantatas on deck!

 

credit: Bob Trapani, Jr.
For brave guests and crew members (and in this case, the Captain’s son and his wrangler), the Lewis. R. French’s bowsprit is a fun perch from which to watch the Parade.

 

credit: Bob Trapani, Jr.
Schooner Victory Chimes and Stephen Taber cross paths.

 

credit: John Williams
Tyler, crew member aboard Schooner American Eagle, takes a moment to enjoy the view.

 

credit: Bob Trapani, Jr.
Spectators continue to come and go all afternoon, enjoying the annual Maine Windjammer Parade on a fine Friday in July.

 

For more information about sailing this season, visit our website or check out some of our available trips highlighted here.

 


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