A little adventure and a whole lot of relaxation

Morning in Buck's Harbor

  October 2016
Schooner Heritage
P O Box 482
Rockland ME  04841


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Hi Shipmates,

Ready for winter.

Capt. Doug and Sean in the manlift pine tarring the head rigging.  It certainly was quicker than hanging from a shackle in a bos'n chair.

Capt. Doug is moving our yawl boat, Clark Kent, to the shop.  After the 33rd season, the gas engine has been retired and will be replaced with a Volvo Penta diesel. 

Ben, Sean and Steve are sanding Archie and New Meadows.  Soon we will get them all varnished and painted for next season.

The galley is all emptied out.  Look at the shine on those tables!  The last coat of polyurethane was just completed.  We sure hope it dries right this year.

Fall and winter weather can be tough on the schooner.  Here Ben is securing the schooner before the storm that brought exceptionally strong winds last night.

Even between seasons, beautiful sunsets seen from the schooner bring a smile to our faces.


From the Galley

It's been an incredible year for apples.  Trees have been loaded down with fruit.  Before leaving on our last trip, four or five people picked apples from our tree at the top of the hill and brought them aboard.  Here we are peeling apples to make apple crisp, a perfect ending for a cool fall night dinner.  

Capt. Linda's Apple Crisp

Fill a "pammed" pan with peeled apples, cut into wedges as in a pie.  
Add & mix
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar or more to taste.

Mix and let stand
3/4 c. margarine or butter, melted and 1/2 c. oats 
Add and mix 1/2 c. flour

Sprinkle topping on apples.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees until apples are done and juices bubble.  Serve in wedges alone or with whipped cream or ice cream.


Last week we, along with Capt. John Foss, our partner in the Shipyard were honored by the Board of Directors of the USS Constitution Museum for our work in preserving the Maine windjammer fleet.  

In the letter from the Board they said, "Your work with Captain John Foss to establish the North End Shipyard and support the Maine Windjammer Association helped to keep the historic schooner fleet in Maine alive.  In addition, by continuing to sail the Schooner Heritage, you are providing your guests with an educational experience and a direct connection with our nation's maritime past."

What an honor.  We had a wonderful day in Charlestown touring the USS Constitution as well as the Museum.  

The 2016 schedule is finished and up on our website. People are already reserving their favorite cabin for a trip and in some cases, two!  Hope to hear that you are planning to join us aboard the Great Windship Heritage for a little adventure and a whole lot of relaxation next season.
All of our best,