American Eagle alongside the Adventure
photo courtesy of William Sumner

Schooner American Eagle Newsletter

September 2014 


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          Here we are tied up alongside the knockabout schooner Adventure in Gloucester before the race Labor Day weekend.  Note that the rig on the American Eagle is as long as the larger vessel's but not as tall.  While the Adventure took off like a shot at the start of the race we managed to get by her in the turns and ended up with an eleventh win in the Mayor's race for the Esperanto Cup.


Cruise News 

But enough of that; the 2015 schedule is finally figured out as below.  Details of some of the unique adventures are on our website.  Give us a call or email us if you'd like us to hold a cabin for you.



Sail to the Islands of Maine 2015   Schooner American Eagle
5% discount for new guests:  10% discount for returnees
Every trip is available for charter until the first person reserves


(after 6 PM)
(by 11 AM)

Fri. May 22
Sun. May 24
First weekend

Sun. May 24
Thurs. May 28
Four nights in spring
OSun. May 31Wed. June 3
First three night cruise

Wed. June 3
Sat. June 6
Spring sailing
&Sun. June 7Thurs. June 114$795
CastleBay & Schooner Gam - Enjoy the music of Maine and the Celtic lands of Scotland and Ireland performed by Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee, collectively known as CastleBay.  One night we'll raft up with a half dozen other windjammers as part of the gam.

Fri. June 12Sat. June 20
Whale Watching to Stellwagen Bank - An offshore adventure to the marine sanctuary with the greatest population of whakles off New England, including a visit to Gloucester on Cape Ann.

Sun. June 21Sat. June 27
Windjammer Days to Boothbay Harbor - Sail into exciting Booth Bay for a lobsterbake ashore and fireworks.  We often see puffins and whales along the way.
OSun. June 28Sat. July 4
Great Schooner Race -  A one-day race this trip from port to port, with an emphasis on sailing and fun.

Sun. July 5Sat. July 11
Lighthouse Parade & Adventure Photography - Six days of sailing topped off with a parade of sail Friday and a visit to the Breakwater lighthouse.  Join adventure photographer Greg Gettens as he leads shoots and discussions aboard and ashore during the trip.  All camera types welcomed.

Sun. July 12Wed. July 153$695Bastille Day

Wed. July 15Sat. July 183$695Introduction to windjamming
&Sun. July 19Thurs. July 3011$1,995Way Down East to the Canadian Border - a true down east cruise, beyond Acadia National Park, to the bold coast and dramatic harbors and islands. We may sail through Canadian waters to port visits in Lubec or Eastport.  The American Eagle has made a dozen or more trips to this most beautiful area.
OFri. July 31Tues. Aug 44$795Midsummer weekend with a full moon

Tues. Aug 4Sat. Aug 84$795Four Nights of Sailing & the Boat Show - Four days of sailing, with evenings in quiet harbors plus admission to the Maine Boats, Homes a& Harbors show in Rockland when we return on Saturday.

Sun. Aug 9Fri. Aug 145$995Five day adventure

Sat. Aug 15Wed. Aug 194$795Summer sailing

Thurs. Aug 20Mon. Aug 244$795Long weekend

Tues. Aug 25Sat. Aug 294$795Cruise preview
OSat. Aug 29Tues. Sept 13$695Maine Sampler
&Wed. Sept 2Tues. Sept 86$1,195Gloucester Schooner Race Cruise - Great hospitality and a Sunday race in the Eagle's old home port.  Whale watching and offshore overnight sailing along the way on our longest six day cruise.  We've won eleven times.

Wed. Sept 9Sun. Sept 134$795September sailing

Sun. Sept 13 Sat. Sept 196$995WoodenBoat Sail-In - The fleet sails into WoodenBoat Harbor for a Tuesday get-together.  Music, Maine mussels, cider and cheese as well as visits to the boat school and bookstore.

Sun. Sept 20Thurs. Sept 244$745First fall foliage
OFri. Sept 25Tues. Sept 294$715Foliage long weekend

Wed. Sept 30Sun. Oct 44$685Peak fall foliage

Tues. Oct 6Sat. Oct 104$645 Fall final flurry


O = full moon    & = unique to the American Eagle
Any cruise over a full moon will give us the opportunity for an evening sail.
All our cabins accommodate two; for single occupancy add $30 per night.  Deposit of $350 per person balance due 6 weeks before sailing, full refund less $50 per person fee until then.  Should you cancel within 6 weeks of sailing, your payment will be returned only as others are booked for that trip.  
Re-bookings are subject to a $50 per person fee.
~Free DVD upon request ~



Crew's News


A few more pictures from this month's trips:


Photo courtesy of Anthony Marks

Joanne holds up our placard at the end of the race.  Her dad, Gus, and her uncles, Joe and John, were the last to fish the vessel, into the summer of 1983.

photo courtesy of Mikael Carstanjen

And fall sailing has been true to form: clear, dry, cool, and breezy most days.
















photo courtesy of Anthony Marks

 Three more cruises this fall and we'll start getting the American Eagle ready for 2015!


          John and the crew

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