photo courtesy of Blake Voss

Schooner American Eagle Newsletter

August 2016 


In This Issue
Cruise News
Crews News
Galley News
Pictures from Away

Jayne Phair photo
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Still life at sunset in Pulpit Harbor

wildlife in the shipyard office 


 We're about ready on the 2017 schedule and should have it posted on our website in about three weeks.

Cruise News


Sarah O'Connor photo


This summer's international wedding on board. The groom was a guest on eleven years ago as a Rotary sponsored student heading for a high school year in Romania, where he met his bride!



Sarah O'Connor photo

 Another spectacular picnic spot off Deer Isle



                              Don Dunbar captured a mermaid watching us in Eastport



Sarah O'Connor photo

            Adix, a 185 foot schooner, last visited Rockland ten years ago. Glad to see her again.



photo courtesy of Christophe Lemaire

             Parading up Somes Sound, Mt.Desert, in honor of Acadia National Park's centenary



Sarah O'Connor photo

                       Just about the most elegant 1901 steam yacht you'll ever see.. Cangarda


Crew's News

photo by Joe Upton
Rowing ashore at Russ Island for a lobster bake.

photo by Joe Upton
....while the mate supervises from the wheel

Sarah O'Connor photo
 Dinnie watches forward, approaching the Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Galley News

It's been warm enough this month to actually not have a hot lunch.. two kinds of salad.

Postcards from away


                                       Shirley Knight's image of the American Eagle




The 2014 race, left to right: American Eagle, Spirit of Massachusetts, Summerwind. Spirit is now a restaurant in Kennebunkport. The Summerwind, here representing the US Maritme Academy at King's Point, has been sold.


                                                                                                                            photo by Peter Atkinson

This upcoming trip will be our 30th try for the Esperanto Cup: two no shows owing to anticipated storms and eleven finishes with nobody ahead of us. Wish us luck!
     John and the crew

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