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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 see an iconic lighthouse.
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Program No. 8681RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,149
Maine

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 see an iconic lighthouse.
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7 days
Starts at
1,149
Program No. 8681 RJ
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6B 5L 6D
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Learn the vessel as you sail the waters of Penobscot Bay.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
3
Sail among the islands in the bays and anchor in a new cove.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
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Sail among the islands in the bays and anchor in a new cove.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
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Island Visit, Intertidal Zone, Lobster History & Dinner
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
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Sail Penobscot Bay to our final anchorage of the cruise.
Sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay. Anchor in beautiful harbors or off islands of coastal Maine.
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Departure
Camden, Maine
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At a Glance

Explore Maine’s beautiful coast and its hundreds of islands aboard the 95-foot windjammer “Angelique.” A Maine experience since the 1930s, “windjamming” is unscripted cruising aboard a traditional sailing vessel. “Angelique” is a modern day windjammer made of steel-and-wood that 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 fishing village, a historic town, a beach, tide pool or an uninhabited island.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 the wild, unspoiled beauty of an uninhabited Maine island.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Down East: A Maritime History of Maine
by Lincoln Paine
This book offers an enjoyable, accessible overview of our state’s maritime history, from the geography and ecology that have always shaped life in Maine, to early Native American travel and trade on our waterways, European efforts at settlement that predated the Pilgrims, wars and revolution, burgeoning international trade and shipbuilding, the continuing role of the fisheries, and present-day Maine as vacationland, with pleasure boating and yachting an interesting juxtaposition to the shipping that makes present-day Portland the largest port in New England.
The Fort, A Novel of the Revolutionary War
by Bernard Cornwall
The Fort is an historical novel written by Bernard Cornwell. The book relates to the events of the Penobscot Expedition of 1779 during the American Revolutionary War.* * From Wikipedia .org
The Secret Life of Lobsters
by Trevor Corson
"A fascinating Story, blending science, politics and history...the writing is vivid."-USA Today The Secret Life of Lobsters is so full of fun and fascination that youll be almost embarrassed to think that for all these years all you ever knew about lobsters was how they taste. ... This book will make you seem a genius at your next summer lawn party. Carl Safina
The Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore
by Scott W. Shumway
A Naturalists Guide to the Atlantic Seashore is the ultimate guide to the diverse eco-systems of the Atlantic Coast from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras. From the tiniest diatom found in coastal tide pools to the giant baleen whales cruising the vast ocean, the species and habitats that make up the character of the seashore are described in detail for the enjoyment and enlightenment of beachgoers of all stripes. For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor guide-books. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the oudoors." Publishers review.
A Coastal Companion: A Year in the Gulf of Maine, from Cape Cod to Canada
by Catherine Schmitt
The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
by Colin Woodard
COLINWOODARD.COM "A thorough and engaging history of Maine's rocky coast and its tough-minded people." -- Boston Herald "[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance" -- USA Today
Meals
17 Meals
6 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
6 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 02, 2021
  • Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 02, 2021
6 nights
Camden
Captain Dennis and his wife Candace welcome you aboard their windjammer to share with you the delight of cruising Maine's coastal waters under full sail. Meet new shipmates, share the enthusiasm for the lore of Penobscot Bay, and see lighthouses, seals, small villages, and rocky islands that dot the bay. Cabins aboard the Angelique are cozy, but adequate for the amount of time spent in the cabin. They range in average dimension (ft) from 7'6"x5'x6'2" to 7'x7'x6'8" with a double bed or two (upper and lower) single bunk-style berths. (Please note: both upper and lower bunks are used on this program. Climbing into the top bunk will be required of half the participants) All cabins have cold running water, fresh linens, towels, wool blankets and reading lights. Participants will make their individual beds with the linens provided upon arrival. Storage space is limited in all cabins. Duffel bags and soft sided luggage are easier to store. Please note that cabins are assigned based on availability and cannot be guaranteed. If you have a specific request or need, please make sure you indicate it in your Personal Information and Preferences section of your Road Scholar account, and we will do our best to accommodate you. There are three shared heads (baths) with three hot showers. Please see the Angelique's website for additional details and photos: https://www.sailangelique.com/welcome-aboard/accommodations/





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