Schooner American Eagle Newsletter

May 2015 


In This Issue
Spring Outfitting
Cruise News
Puzzle of the month
News from Andy in the galley
Postcards and Artwork

Vanishing Point by Shawn Payment
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Spring Outfitting

From keel to truck, pulpit to main boom, May is the busiest month;  taking off the winter cover, applying the last twenty gallons of paint, varnish, pine tar, linseed oil, and turpentine.
Hannah tarring the head rig.

We needed to replace a piece of the worm shoe.  Rather than wedge up the entire vessel, I fastened the new plank to the railway cradle, floated the schooner in over it and Owen the diver strapped it in place.  I'd like to take credit for it, but it wasn't entirely my idea.  It worked.

Yes, she draws a little over eleven feet.

Kirk, Hannah, and Christa cutting in the waterline.

Add Eric and Andrew and the job is done.

290,000 pounds
almost ready to launch

Launching for windjammer season #30

Cruise News


We're back from our first two cruises  --  short charters to kick off the season; and our first island lobster bake.

Rotary Exchange Student Group



Family two-night cruise
Helmspersons in training

ages from five to 39 plus


Puzzle of the month - Which lighthouse was that?


April's mystery lighthouse was on Pond Island.  Narraguagus Light was active from 1853 to 1934.  Nobody got the extra credit; the ram was pastured on Jordan's Delight.


  News from Andy in the galley


First blueberry pies.  Strawberry rhubarb next trip.
   Postcards and Artwork

Out of state lighthouses this month.

We should reach the other end of U.S. Route One 
on our July Down East trip.

Florida may be the flat but Sunshine State but Maine is Vacationland

photo courtesy of Carol-Ann Warner

Until next month with more pictures,
John and the crew

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