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Windjammer Fact


On January 27, 1915, the four-masted, steel-hulled cargo ship William P. Frye was sunk by the commerce raider Prinz Eitel. The Frye was the first American merchant ship destroyed by the Germans in World War I. It was also the largest windjammer ever built, a product of the Sewall shipyard in Bath, Maine. (Source: The Wild, Wild East: Unusual Tales of Maine History, by William Lemke. Camden: Yankee Books, 1990.)



Maine Windjammer Books


Windjammers and Other Treasures of the Maine Coast

Windjammers & Other Treasures of the Maine Coast

Description: This photographic tour of the Maine coast aboard a windjammer captures these beautiful vessels, plus various lighthouses along the Maine coast.  An exceptional piece of photographic literature with stunning and compelling images.  One can almost smell the salt air and wet canvas of windjammer sails within the pages of this book.



Maine Windjammer Cruises & Vacations


Schooner Isaac Evans

Schooner Isaac H. Evans

PO Box 791
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: (877) 238-1325

Description: Enjoy 3 to 6 day sailing vacations on Penobscot Bay along the scenic Maine coast.  Excellent food, knowledgeable crew, unmatched scenery and a National Historic Landmark windjammer with modern conveniences make for an unforgettable vacation.



Schooner Stephen Taber

Schooner Stephen Taber

Windjammer Wharf
PO Box 1050
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: (207) 594-4723

Description: Each week from Memorial Day through fall foliage season, this windjammer, the oldest sailing vessel in continuous service in the country, sets sail for a six day adventure of the most acclaimed cruising grounds on earth.  Her gourmet galley fare has been featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe.