8681
Camden
Explore the Coast of Maine Under Sail: Maritime and Natural History
Get to know Maine’s rugged coast and idyllic islands as you sail a classic windjammer to historic villages, pristine harbors, an uninhabited island, and an iconic lighthouse.
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Program No. 8681RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
Getting There
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DAY
1
Board Angelique, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Camden, Maine
D
Ketch Angelique

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.

DAY
2
Learn About the Vessel, Sail the Waters of Penobscot Bay.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
B,L,D
Ketch Angelique

Activity note: On any given day during this cruise the itinerary, including lectures and excursions ashore, is subject to change depending on the winds, tides, other weather and exciting opportunities that present themselves.

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Prepare to get underway, drop mooring lines, underway to outer harbor, sail setting orientation, raise and trim sails, and listen to the Captains discussion about vessel.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: (The itinerary is subject to change depending on winds, tides, the fog, other weather and exciting opportunities that present themselves.) Vessel orientation, discussion of vessel, history, rigging, wildlife identification, binocular tips. Depart from Camden, weather permitting head North to Fort Point State Park, sight of Fort Pownal and Fort Point Lighthouse, tour grounds in evening.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Overview of the days sail and vessel with captain and crew, questions, chart discussion. Then there is always the opportunity to read, relax, enjoy shipmates, and play board games in the messroom.

DAY
3
Historic Castine & Dice Head Lighthouse
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
B,L,D
Ketch Angelique

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. Visit Wilson Museum, 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.

DAY
4
Look for Sea Life, Sail Among Islands to a New Harbor
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
B,L,D
Ketch Angelique

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Underway after breakfast and sail from Castine to Wooden Boat Magazine Campus.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: While underway, bird and seal watching. Row ashore to visit Wooden Boat Shop and picturesque campus.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Evening program, shipbuilding and launching along the Maine Coast.

DAY
5
Island Visit, Intertidal Zone, Lobster History & Dinner
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of Penobscot Bay.
B,L,D
Ketch Angelique

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.

DAY
6
Homeward Bound - Sailing the Waters of Penobscot Bay
Camden, Maine
B,L,D
Ketch Angelique

Breakfast: Breakfast on the Angelique

Morning: Sail south to Camden.

Lunch: Lunch on the Angelique

Afternoon: Sail - Arrive in Camden late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner on the Angelique

Evening: Time to read, relax, enjoy shipmates, and play board games or explore Camden on your own.

DAY
7
Departures
Camden, Maine
B

Breakfast: All disembark after breakfast. Have a safe trip!






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