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Sail the Maine Coast With Your Grandchild

Program No. 22353RJ
Sail with your grandchild aboard a 95-foot windjammer, and drop anchor each day to explore islands, beaches and lighthouses with expert naturalists! Plus, sleep in bunks below deck!

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Age 12 - 15
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
The figures below indicate the rooming options available.
DATES
Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2024
Per Adult
1,349
Per Child
1,049
Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2024
-
1,349
/ Adult
1,049
/ Child
1,449
/ Adult
1,049
/ Child
Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2024
Per Adult
1,349
Per Child
1,049
Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2024
-
1,349
/ Adult
1,049
/ Child
1,449
/ Adult
1,049
/ Child
5 days
4 nights
11 meals
4B 3L 4D
2
Sailing, Island Exploration, Lobster Bake, Star Gazing
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
3
Sailing, Explore a Coastal Village, Evening Activities
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
4
Sailing to Penobscot Bay. Homemade Ice Cream
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
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At a Glance

Climb aboard a 95-foot windjammer called “Angelique” with your first mate — your grandchild — and set sail along the beautiful coast of Maine! You’ll live, sleep and learn on board with your full crew of Road Scholar grandparents and kids. Did you know that there are hundreds of islands off the coast of Maine? Make figure eights around them as you sail Penobscot Bay, keeping watch for seals, porpoise and birds. Drop anchor every evening in picturesque harbors to explore the islands’ historic villages, a beaches, tide pools and lighthouses with expert naturalists!
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Hiking up to one mile over varied terrain if you choose on shore excursions. Must be able to navigate companionways on board ship, climb in/out of bunks, as well as seine boats for shore excursions.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the basics of sailing, from hauling lines to handling sails and steering the boat, aboard the windjammer “Angelique.”
  • Row ashore to explore a deserted island and learn about lobsters’ importance to Maine; and later, enjoy a traditional lobster bake!
  • Sleep on the ship each night as you drop anchor in scenic harbors along Maine’s majestic coast, and learn how the stars help sailors navigate the sea.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 12-15. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Dennis E. Gallant
Dennis Gallant grew up in the mountains of Maine but fell in love with the ocean when he moved to the coast for college. In 1993, he began work on the Maine windjammers, first on smaller daysailers, then signing on as mate aboard Angelique. He held the position for 10 summers and worked as a boat builder during the winter months. After leaving Angelique, Dennis captained both schooners and yachts on the coast of Maine and beyond, racking up offshore miles on three transatlantic trips.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Dennis E. Gallant View biography
Dennis Gallant grew up in the mountains of Maine but fell in love with the ocean when he moved to the coast for college. In 1993, he began work on the Maine windjammers, first on smaller daysailers, then signing on as mate aboard Angelique. He held the position for 10 summers and worked as a boat builder during the winter months. After leaving Angelique, Dennis captained both schooners and yachts on the coast of Maine and beyond, racking up offshore miles on three transatlantic trips.
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Kaylie Borden O'Brien View biography
Kaylie Borden O'Brien is a high school alternative education teacher in Midcoast Maine. She focuses on helping her students develop their leadership, craftsmanship, and teamwork skills through connections with their communities' maritime heritage. Before moving into the classroom, she worked as shipboard education director with a number of tall ship nonprofits on both coasts, taught mariner credentialing courses, and served as mate on the Angelique for two seasons. She received her M.S.Ed. from Saint Joseph's College.
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Katie Conroy View biography
Katie Conroy is the education and engagement specialist at the Maine Maritime Museum. She holds a bachelor's degree from Clark University in environmental science and a master's degree from Stonybrook University in marine conservation and policy. She previously worked in marine research, policy, and education for organizations including the Alaska Sealife Center, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. She currently lives in Bath, Maine with her dog, and loves surfing, hiking, biking, skiing, and painting with watercolors.
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Sue Fowler View biography
Sue Fowler came to Maine in 1980 to teach at Stone Environmental School in Ocean Park which led to working for the Gulf of Maine Aquarium as the education director aboard the aquarium barge in Portland. Later in her career, she began an enrichment program at a small college that was geared toward retirees who were interested in educational and social stimulation. In retirement, Sue works part-time for the YMCA at the front desk and as a swim instructor.
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