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Explore the Coast of Maine Under Sail: Maritime and Natural History

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Darleen Kraemer May 26, 2015 at 02:34 PM

Backpack also good idea for luggage-storage under bottom bunk only. I was lucky to have cabin to myself, but upper bunk would have to stow under sink or on shelf. Check out other suggestions on this page--pack as light as you can & have fun!! Maybe large shopping bag? (Check those cabin demensions)


Althea Bruce May 25, 2015 at 04:37 PM

OK it sounds like we don't need a laptop. Also will we have enough room for a suitcase or overnight bag?
Patricia Campbell May 25, 2015 at 08:21 PM

Hi Althea. I'm doing the trip in September and have done a lot of sailing. Plan on taking a duffle bag or something that you can collapse or fold up. There is very limited space on sailboats and you will be sharing a room. There is no place to stow a hard sided suitcase. Also avoid rollers on your case too. You will be happier with packing light and being able to stow your items.


William James May 13, 2015 at 05:21 PM

Hi all - I'm wondering whether some kind person may be inclined to share their ride from Boston to Camden on departure day? I live down 'south' in Maryland. really excited to see sail on Angelique and to see Acadia!
Bill James
301-983-2766
Patricia Campbell May 13, 2015 at 05:25 PM

sorry william, I'm traveling from Woodstock Vermont on the day of the sail. See you aboard!
Patricia Campbell May 13, 2015 at 05:32 PM

William - if all else fails, I believe there is a bus from Logan to Camden.
William James May 13, 2015 at 05:58 PM

Thank you kindly. I'm looking into Cape Air, though it's expensive.
Tery Smitz May 14, 2015 at 02:37 PM

William ~ A ~ I have done the journey from BOS, to Camden, Maine, to catch the Angelique, twice. By public transport... Unless you happen to be fortunate enough to "connect" with another Angelique passenger, boarding on your expected date of arrival at the Angelique, picking you up at BOS is a considerable inconvenience. What you do is get the train from BOS (Logan) in to the city, and transfer (walk) to North Station, where the bus services are. This is not difficult with a wheeled med duffel bag. (Avoid hard-sided or you could have storage issue on the ship) Link ~ www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus There is frequent bus service up the coast of Mass, through NH, and up the coast of Maine to Camden Maine. B ~ You should arrive on your "reporting date" and NOT on your date of departure (date of sailing) or you will LITERALLY miss the boat. Your reporting date is the day before the date of departure (sailing), so plan to be there on the afternoon of that reporting date, as there are introductions, bunk assignments, etc. B~ What I did was arrive in Camden, the day before the report date, and stay overnight in the Camden area ~ somewheres ~ go to tripadvisor.com. C~ On the voyages that I took on the Angelique, (7 night, Sat-Fri) we DID NOT go to Arcadia National Park, which is a good ways up the coast of Maine. Mainly sailed in the Bay of Maine, off and around Camden, which was beautiful. I hope this helps. Can't call you ~ I am in OZ for the summer. (Australia) Also, take a good wool watch hat (stocking cap), which will keep you head warm, day or night (in Bed). Bon Voyage, Terry S.


Patricia Campbell Apr 16, 2015 at 06:03 PM

Trey - Thank you! This sounds just about perfect and what I needed. I appreciate taking the time to write. I'm really looking forward to the adventure!
Tery Smitz Apr 17, 2015 at 01:16 AM

some footnotes to the Angelique sailing as they come to me... Take a torch (sorry wrong country, FLASHLIGHJT) because it gets dark at night at the d3eck of the ship has steps; maybe also take one of those miner's headlitghts if you like to read in bed; ,maybe some eay plugs as well becuase people snore LOUDLY sometimes; I have sailed on this twice and my experience is that the first peoiple in/toyour cabin will always take the bottom bunk which leaves the later arrival the top bunk. Which means the late arrival will have to climb a ladder to get to bed, and will find reading in bed difficult becuase of the low overhead. Also you got to get out, ass backwards down the ladder. Also you have far less storag room because the bottom bun has storage underneath. Now i "wore: the top bunk. I am 70. And i was never offered a choice by the cabinmate that arrived early. They claimed that had "problems".. Well, I let them havetheir "problems: and got on with it! And enjoyed myself. Take a book.. One of those about the sea.."in the Heart of the sea by Nathaniel Philbeck or something of the same genre. I took a bottle of vermouth and a bottle of vodka, my OWN MARTINI glass, a shaker, and some olives and made my on martinis every night ~ two or three. No dinking is condoned during the day, but what you do in your cabin is your own business. "happy hour" usually happened aroun 5:30. There will be a big lobster feed on the last day of the cruise on some nearby island. You will be given the chance to go ashore several times BUT not at places where there are well supplied grocery stores ~ so plan ahead fro snacks, etc. OK.. I enjoyed my Angelique cruises ~ they were good at the time ~ but they were well populated with OLD PEOPLE. (smile). When you are on the Angelique, I will be backpacking, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsic, and Tunis (carthage) solo. C'est la vie! Smooth Sailing Patricia... Terry S>a
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Tery Smitz Apr 15, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Re a suggested packing list: I have done this twice ~ a good adventure. Suggestions ~ Have a good GORETEX shell and underneath you can layer clothes as needed; have some Goretex shoes which are light but waterproof; have a good wool sweater; a set of long underwear to sleep in and maybe for day use; pack in a crushable bag, certainly not hard-sided, as space 9is very limited; get a north-easter hat; polarized sunglasses; a couple pairs of those l9ightweight hiking pants that zip off at the knees; good face and hand creme; alcohol ande mixers to last a week if that is your "thing", storage in a iced shared locker on the main deck ~ nobody will pich your stuff ~ get in Camden; leave the mobile phones; laptops and watches at home; complimentaery indoor storage for carsw while you are at sea; That's all I think of... If you are a four or Five star Traveler, I don't think this is your scene! Anchors aweigh! Terry S.


Patricia Campbell Apr 15, 2015 at 08:03 PM

Is there a suggested packing list for this adventure in September? Thanks!
Alan Welch Apr 17, 2015 at 06:01 AM

I think long johns anad foul weather gear is a must. Doubtful a bikini will be of much use. :-)


Bill Harrington Mar 27, 2015 at 06:32 PM

Is there a place on the boat to charge an iPhone?
Murray Levy Mar 28, 2015 at 01:17 AM

Yes, the crew sets up several charging stations in the main cabin


Bill Harrington Mar 27, 2015 at 06:32 PM

Is there a place on the boat to charge an iPhone?


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