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Maine Windjammer Association

In previous posts on the Maine windjammers Nathaniel Bowditch (go here) and Isaac H. Evans (go here), I talked about the experiences of sailing aboard these historic vessels.

The Great Schooner Race of Maine windjammers, held each summer. Photo by Meg Maiden

The Great Schooner Race of Maine windjammers, held each summer. Photo by Meg Maiden

Now I’d like to put the spotlight on the Maine Windjammer Association, which represents ten traditional Maine tall ships, seven of which are National Historic Landmarks. Collectively, it’s the country’s largest fleet of historic, passenger-carrying vessels.

Besides the Bowditch and the Evans, they include the American Eagle, the Angelique, the Heritage,  the Lewis R. French, the Mary Day, the Stephen Taber, the Timberwind, and the Victory Chimes.

While all of the vessels are privately owned, the Association promotes and markets the windjammers as a group, producing significant savings in advertising budgets for each ship.

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