A little adventure and a whole lot of relaxation
Schooner Heritage sailing with the fleet
Schooner Heritage sailing with the fleet
Photo by Fred LeBlanc

February 2013

Schooner Heritage
P O Box 482
Rockland ME  04841


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    Hello from the
Schooner Heritage!

Hi Shipmates,
Happy Winter!  We're really having one this year.  We made a road trip in late January through early February.  The big storm "Nemo"  got our attention as we were trying to get home.  We slipped through a "weather window" and arrived in Rockland to big snow drifts.
Capt. Linda shoveling after Nemo
Capt. Linda having just finished shoveling the doorway
It's time to get our winter projects completed to be ready for spring outfitting. Doug so appreciated using the borrowed "manlift" for work on our home that he wants to purchase one for shipyard work and future house work . . . no more ladders and staging.  
Capt. Doug trying out a manlift in Texas
Capt. Doug trying out a manlift during our trip
The Great Windship Heritage turns 30 on April 16th, 2013.  This will be our 31st season sailing this fine vessel.  My how time flies.  
Working on the stem of the Schooner Heritage 1981
1981 Capt. Doug working on the stem (at the bow)
1981 The Great Windship Heritage under construction
1981 The Great Windship Heritage under construction
Putting in the clamp on the schooner Heritage 1981
Fall 1981 Capt. Doug and others working on
the schooner Heritage

Our older daughter, Clara, was just 2 1/2 years old when we launched the Heritage. Rachel, our younger daughter, was 2 1/2 months old then.
Schooner Heritage Construction Crew
Spring 1983  Schooner Heritage Crew
Linda is working on putting this year's outfitting crew together and also a sailing crew. We have a few returning crew and some new ones, too.  A lot of training goes on all the time. We never really planned to be teachers, but we seem to be.
Crew members Alec & Jan  Sept 2008
Crew members Alec, Jan and Adam in background
Shary's been working from home this month.  Her husband had knee replacement surgery so she needed to take care him and their mothers who live with them.  The "Moms" like having her near by so they can check in with her often.  She's doing a great job and kind of enjoying a bit of freedom from 9 to 5 work.  She has a home office set up and is ready to help you with any questions.   
Schooner Heritage at anchor

Schooner Heritage at anchor

Photo by Dick Loehr


  Look forward to more 30th year celebration information and photos.  Hope to see you aboard in 2013.
All the best,