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

Program Number: 8681RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/22/2013 - 8/26/2013; 5/31/2015 - 6/6/2015; 6/7/2015 - 6/13/2015; 6/21/2015 - 6/27/2015; 8/22/2015 - 8/26/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/19/2015; 9/20/2015 - 9/26/2015;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Camden, Maine
Price starting at: $698.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Water Sports; History & Culture
Meals: 11; 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Explore Maine’s beautiful coast and its hundreds of islands aboard the 95-foot windjammer “Angelique.” This swift, snug and safe steel-and-wood sailing vessel serves as lodge, classroom and serene retreat. Departing from the beautiful town of Camden, “Angelique” drops anchor every evening in a picturesque harbor to let you explore a historic village, a beach or tide pool, a lighthouse or an uninhabited island.




Highlights

• Lodge each night aboard the classic English Channel windjammer “Angelique,” in scenic harbors along Maine’s majestic coast.
• Learn about the intriguing history of Castine, site of the worst naval disaster of the American Revolution.
• Explore Stonington, a quintessential New England fishing village home to the famous Deer Isle granite.



Activity Particulars

Walking and hiking over uneven terrain and roads up to one mile or farther if you choose on shore excursions. Participants must be able to navigate companionways onboard ship, climb in and out of bunks as well as seine boats for shore excursions.



Please note that the 5/31 and 6/7 dates include a guided visit to Acadia National Park. Please see Date Notes for details.




Date Specific Information

8-22-2013

This is a 4 night program.



5-31-2015, 6-7-2015

This program week will include a guided visit to Acadia National Park, the jewel of the Maine coast and one of our nation’s most beautiful parks. Sail to Mount Dessert and board a bus to explore the park, stopping at the most popular attractions including the breathtaking views from the summit and Thunder Hole.



8-22-2015

Four-night program.



9-13-2015

The new moon will fall during this cruise which is the best time of the month for stargazing. There will be an astronomy expert on board to share knowledge and locations of constellations, shooting stars, meteors, and other astrological phenomenon. We will also rendezvous with the historic windjammer fleet one night to celebrate the change of seasons.




Camden (Maine)

From atop the cool waters of Penobscot Bay, one can see the Camden Hills and rock-rimmed islands that dot the harbor of this coastal town. Following a tradition of fishing and shipbuilding, boating remains a top recreational activity in Camden.



Accommodations
Cabins aboard the Ketch Angelique range in average dimension (ft) from 7'6" x 5' x 6'2" to 7' x 7' x 6'8" with double beds or bunks. All cabins have cold running water, fresh linens, towels, wool blankets and reading lights. There are three shared heads (baths); two have hot showers. Please see "Meals & Lodgings" section online for additional details.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Bud Warren

Historian, teacher and raconteur, Bud Warren has studied, written and lectured about Maine’s maritime history, geography, environment and culture for nearly 40 years. He has been a lobsterman, worked in a lumber mill and at Bath Iron Works, climbed Maine's peaks and rowed and sailed much of its coastline. He was active for more than a quarter of a century as a teaching volunteer and staff member at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
 
Michael Marion

Michael Marion is the lead education ranger for Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. He started working at Acadia as an interpreter in 1998 and became a permanent employee of the Interpretation Division the following year. Michael possesses broad knowledge of the Maine coastal environment, from identifying its trees and birds to the ecology of its tide pools and rocky shores. He is enthusiastic about sharing his love of nature with Road Scholar participants.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Ketch Angelique
  Camden, Maine
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
Camden, Maine
4 nights
 Ketch Angelique
Type: Other
  Description: Captain Mike and his wife Lynne welcome you aboard their vessel to share with you the delight of cruising Maine's coastal waters under full sail. Join new shipmates, share the enthusiasm for the lore of Penobscot Bay, the fascinating history and legends of lighthouses, the small villages and rocky islands that dot the bay.
  Ship Information: The Windjammer Angelique Designed only for windjamming and built for comfort, Angelique is swift, snug, safe. Her deep draft hull and full keel assure maximum stability even in a "blow". Her steel and wood construction combine the 21st-century's highest safety standards and the authenticity of classic 19th-century English Channel and North Sea windjammers plus: Captain/owner operated Angelique meets US Coast Guard and Lloyd's specifications for sail vessels carrying passengers 7 water-tight compartments 2 powerful auxiliary diesel engines VHF radio, radar, loran, and GPS Gaff Topsail Ketch Length Overall: 130 feet Length of Deck: 95 feet Beam: 23 feet, 7-1/2 inches Draft: 11 feet Sail Area: 5269 square feet Displacement: 142 tons Passengers: 29
  Contact info: Atlantic Avenue, Library Park
P.O. Box 736
Camden, ME 04843-0736 USA
phone: 800-282-9989
web: sailangelique.com/index.html
  Room amenities: You will live in cabins with a double bed or two upper and lower single bunk-style berths and cold water sinks. Storage space is limited in all cabins. Duffle bags and soft sided luggage are easier to store.
  Facility amenities: Meals are served family style.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior:  Although we are unable to accommodate participants before or after our program, please read under free time for a variety of places to stay in the area.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after:  Although we are unable to accommodate participants before or after our program, please read under free time for a variety of places to stay in the area.
  Check out time: 9:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Start Time: You can board the Angelique anytime after 3:00pm. Road Scholar orientation will be held between 5:00 and 5:30pm. You will be staying at Ketch Angelique that night.
  End of Program:
End Time: Guests disembark around 9:30 am. We recommend you schedule departing flights after 12:00 pm. if flying out of Portland or Bangor. You will be staying at Ketch Angelique the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking in a nearby lot.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Camden, Maine
  Nearest city or town:  Camden
  Nearest highway: Route 1
  Nearest airport:  Knox County Airport, Rockland
  From End of Program
  Location: Camden, Maine
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Camden, Maine

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Mid-Coast Limo
phone: 800-937-2424

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

contact service provider
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes from Knox County Airport, Rockland Maine. 

   

Daily Commercial air service runs from Boston's Logan Airport to Knox County Airport, Rockland Maine. CAPE AIR 1-866-227-3247 (1-866-Cape Air)

 

Camden, Maine

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Concord Trailways
phone: 800-639-3317

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

contact service provider
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 3/4 hour from Portland, Maine. 3 1/2 hrs from Boston, MA. 

   

Regular bus service to Camden from Boston's Logan Airport or Portland International Jetport. Be sure to check Concord Trailways bus schedule from Portland to Camden before booking flights. Schooner Bay Taxi can be contacted for service from bus station to Angelique. 207-594-5000

 

Camden, Maine

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Mid Coast Limo
phone: 800-937-2424

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

contact service provider
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 3/4 hour from Portland and Bangor Maine 

   

Mid Coast Limo provides service both to/from the airports in Portland and Bangor Maine. They will bring you to or pick you up in Camden Maine where ANGELIQUE is located.

 
Driving Directions
  Alternate inland Route from Boston area An alternate inland Route avoids heavy seasonal Rte. 1 traffic: I-295 north to exit 49--Gardiner/Randolph. Take Rte. 201 to Gardiner--follow signs carefully; cross Kennebec River bridge to Randolph, turning right (S. on Rte. 27); In a half-mile, turn left on Route 226, proceeding about 6 miles to Route 17; turn east on Rte. 17, following it to Route 90, in West Rockport. Go east on 90 to US Route 1, Rockport, and take US Route 1 north to Camden. Stay on Route 1 through downtown Camden. Take a right onto Atlantic Avenue, just before the library. You'll see us tied to Library Park at the head of the harbor on your right. Park on the street until you get checked in aboard Angelique.
  From Boston Area (Drive time is about 4 hours). Take I-95 north from the Boston area to Exit 44, I-295. Take I-295 to Exit 28-- Bath Brunswick, Rte. 1. Stay on Route 1 to Warren, turning left on Rte. 90. Go east on 90 to US Route 1, Rockport, and take US Route 1 north to Camden. Stay on Route 1 through downtown Camden. Take a right onto Atlantic Avenue, just before the library. You'll see us tied to Library Park at the head of the harbor on your right. Park on the street until you get checked in aboard Angelique.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Board Angelique/Orientation/Dinner
(Thursday, August 22)
   
 Afternoon: You will board Angelique anytime between 3:00 & 5:00 PM. Please do not try to board before 3:00 PM. The crew members will give all drivers directions for parking your car. An orientation meeting will be held between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, providing information about the vessel, life aboard, and safety issues. This is also when you will meet the captain, crew, instructors, and other Road Scholar guests also joining us.
 Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique
 Evening: Evening activities on your own, including enjoying Camden and getting to know your shipmates.
   
Accommodations: Ketch Angelique
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Natural History program, history of lobsters, intertidal zone, Lobster Dinner.
(Friday, August 23)

Note: On any given day during this cruise the itinerary is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, the fog, other weather and exciting opportunities that present themselves.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique
 Morning: Sail...Underway after breakfast and set sail for an island exploration. Discussion of Maine marine mammals.
 Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique
 Afternoon: Drop anchor and go ashore to explore an island. Discussion of intertidal zone and island ecology.
 Dinner: Traditional Lobster Bake-Lobster, vegetable dip, onion dip, vegetable sticks, cheese and crackers, hot dogs or veggie burgers, pasta salad, blueberry pie and smores.
 Evening: Audubon's reintroduction of Puffins along Maine's Coast.
   
Accommodations: Ketch Angelique
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Historic Castine
(Saturday, August 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique
 Morning: Underway after breakfast, sail to Castine.
 Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique
 Afternoon: Explore the historic, colonial town of Castine. Take a self guided walking tour, view historic architecture and sites of town, visit Dice Head Lighthouse.
 Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique
 Evening: Discussion of early Maine settlements, Penobscot Expedition, importance of fishing to the New World.
   
Accommodations: Ketch Angelique
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Homeward Bound
(Sunday, August 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique
 Morning: Underway after breakfast and sail from Castine to Camden.
 Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique
 Afternoon: While underway, bird and seal watching.
 Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique
 Evening: Evening program. Irving Johnson's "Around Cape Horn" will be available to watch. Time to read,relax, enjoy shipmates and play board games or explore Camden on your own.
   
Accommodations: Ketch Angelique
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Monday, August 26)
   
 Breakfast: All disembark after breakfast. Have a safe trip!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Camden, Maine Camden Chamber of Commerce
A good resource for events, places to stay, historic sites, museums, etc. in the area. Call toll free (message-only line): 800-223-5459 Speak to a person: 207-236-4404 Fax: 207-236-4315 Write: PO Box 919, Camden, ME 04843 Location: 2 Public Landing by the harbor
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

What’s included in this Road Scholar program?



Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

Specifically, this program includes:


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