THE SCHOONERS


Alert

In 1992 Schooner Alert was launched and christened Tall Cotton, a southern expression that means Finest Kind. She was designed and built by Paul Rollins in York, Maine. In 2013 Alert was sold to Captains Perry Davis and Bethany McNelly-Davis. They converted the Alert from a commercial fishing schooner to a commercial passenger carrying vessel.

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ADVENTURE

Schooner Adventure has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is a perfect example of the Gloucester fishing schooners of the period 1890 to 1926, known for racing to and from the Grand Banks, bringing fish to the East Coast markets as fresh as possible.

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WENDAMEEN

The 88-foot schooner Wendameen was designed by John Alden, and built in East Boothbay, Maine to be launched in 1912. Inactive since the 1930s, she was thoroughly restored in the late 1980s and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wendameen is certified by the US Coast Guard to carry 48 passengers.

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Bagheera

Bagheera was designed by John Alden and built in 1924 in East Boothbay, Maine. Shortly after launching, she sailed in the Bermuda Race, and then spent the next 50 years sailing in the Great Lakes. The vessel was then sailed extensively on both coasts of the Americas before being shipped to Maine in 2002 to the Portland Schooner Co.

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Harvey Gamage is a staple of the East Coast sail training community- built by and named after the Maine shipbuilding legend himself. Sailing since 1973, she's now operated by Ocean Passages LLC and offers semesters-at-sea in the beautiful waters of Cuba to local students from institutions such as Baxter Academy and University of Southern Maine.