Giving us your email addresses at the end of your trip with us or emailing us over the past few years is paying off. We hope you enjoy our first enewsletter. While we can't promise one every month, we hope that they become a fairly often occurrence.
And That's a True Story
Doug's stories of life down on the Foster's Point Road in West Bath, with Archie, Sweet Mary Lou, Millicent and the rest of the gang are always a favorite part of every trip. Now we've captured Doug in true form on CD and DVD so you can listen to a bit of Doug's downeast storytelling any time of the year. It won't be the same as sitting in the galley after one of Linda's delicious meals but it certainly will bring back the memories of those times. Click here to listen to Doug telling about Archie's Trip to New York City
Both CD's, Volume I and Volume II, are each about 60 minutes. The DVD is about 60 minutes with four or five stories, the 10 minute schooner video as well as a 3 minute version of it. The CD's or DVD are $15.00 each plus S/H.
Windjammer Cookbook Gam
In celebration of the publication of Windjammer Cooking: Great Recipes from Maine's Windjammer Fleet, the fleet has a Cookbook Gam Trip planned for the week of June 8th. Each couple, or guest traveling solo will receive a complimentary copy of the cookbook. It's not too late to reserve your cabin.
You'll find several of Capt. Linda's recipes included. For a great start any day of the week, bake her Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, or invite friends over on the weekend and recreate a whole meal from the Heritage's galley with her recipes for Tomato and Herb Dip, Anadama Bread, Spinach Lasagna, and Perfect Yellow Cake.
Also included are three pages about the Heritage with color photos, as well as recipes from each of the other vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association. In all 60 mouth watering recipes.
The cookbook will be for sale aboard in the Ship's Store or can be ordered by calling our office toll-free at 1-800-648-4544. $27.00 plus S/H.
Spring Outfitting & Crew
We're hard at work finishing up spring outfitting. The schooner's been out of the water for her below-the-waterline scraping and painting. (That's Capt. Doug standing on the marine railway cradle under the Heritage's stern.) The crew's painted the hull the traditional Heritage ivory as well as the blue, red and black stripes while Doug's lovingly repainted the schooner's name on the bow. Sails are going on now and later this week, we'll put the finishing touches on the cabins. Guests join us for the first trip Sunday evening.
Adam McKinlay who's been part of the crew off and on for 12 seasons is returning as first mate this year. Also returning are Jan Czasak (third season), Harry Sandler (fourth season), Noah Johnson (third season), and Morgan Parmenter as cook (second season). Our only first year crew member is Alec Schoettle. We're looking forward to sailing with all of them and hoping you'll join us too. First trip sails June 1st.