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The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce Announces 11 Windjammers Will Sail into the Harbor for Windjammer Days!

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce has announced that 11 tall ships will be at this year's Windjammer Days Festival. The 2013 Windjammer Days is scheduled to take place June 25 & 26, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday the 26th.

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The Windjammers include:

American Eagle- A deep draft vessel designed to be safe and stable in open water. John Foss is the Captain. This schooner offers four and six night cruises with a few shorter weekend cruises. www.schooneramericaneagle.com

Alert –The  schooner was the last New England fishing schooner engaged in commercial fishing and is now Captained by Perry Davis and Bethany Mcnelly-Davis. This schooner does 2, 4 and 6 hour charters along with "Island Adventure" trips to explore islands in Casco Bay from Bailey Island.   

Bowdoin- The Bowdoin is the official vessel of the State of Maine and a national historic landmark.   It was was built in East Boothbay by Hodgdon Brothers (now Hodgdon Yachts) in 1921. Owned and operated by Maine Maritime Academy, the schooner provides a platform for students to demonstrate competencies in vessel operations and technology. Captain of the Bowdoin is Eric Jergenson. www.mainemaritime.edu

Nathaniel Bowditch- Built as a racing yacht in 1922 in East Boothbay, this 82' schooner won special class honors in the Bermuda Race in 1923, and served in the Coast Guard during World War II.  Owen and Cathie Dorr are the Captains. This schooner offers may specialty cruises such as Sail and State Parks Package. www.windjammervacation.com

Eastwind- Herb and Doris Smith sailed around the world twice with their three children on schooners they built by hand; Eastwind is one of the schooners they built. Tom and Jennifer Smith are the owners and Captains of the Eastwind.  The Eastwind offers two-hour voyages out of Boothbay Harbor. www.schoonereastwind.com

Lazy Jack- A topsail schooner when fully rigged can carry up to eight sails; LazyJack sailed for 20 years from Massachusetts to Cuba carrying various cargo for her master.  Joe Tassi is the Captain.  The Lazy Jack offers a two hour day sail or private charter adventures. www.schoonerlazyjackcruises.com

Lewis R. French- Launched in 1871 in Christmas Cove, Maine, the Lewis R. French is the oldest vessel in the fleet and the oldest commercial sailing vessel in the USA. Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin are the Captains.  This schooner offers 3, 4, 5 and 6 night excursions. www.schoonerfrench.com

Timberwind- This schooner is family-owned and operated and last year raced in "Jammers & Joggers." Bob Tassi is the Captain. The Timberwind offers 3, 4, and 6 day windjammer cruises. www.schoonertimberwind.com

Heritage- This ship was designed and built by Captains Doug and Linda Lee. The Heritage offers 3, 4, and 6 day windjammer cruises. www.schoonerheritage.com

Sherman Zwicker- Built in 1942, this schooner is the last remaining auxiliary fishing schooner and has all of its main original features still intact and operational. George McEvoy is the Captain of this fully operational, traveling museum. www.schoonermuseum.org

Windfield Lash- The two-masted schooner was launched in 2000 after 18 years of hard labor to bring it to fruition. The Captain is Dave Clarke.  This schooner's homeport is Friendship, Maine and cruises in Maine in the summer.

The annual Windjammer Days Festival will feature its classic line-up of events, which include a One Design Boat Race; Windjammer Days Golf Tournament fundraiser for Community Fireworks, the hometown street parade; an antique boat parade of more than 30 boats; 2nd Annual Artists Alley; 10 waterfront concerts; tours of the USCG and Maine State Aquarium; Kid's tent; 2-day craft show; boat excursions; and a spectacular firework display over the harbor.   Visitors can enjoy a complimentary 2-day shuttle during the festival.

To learn more about Windjammer Days and to track updates, visit the Chamber's Website at www.boothbayharbor.com or find us on Facebook.

Windjammer Days 2013 is presented by Maine Magazine and The Brand Company and includes the following sponsors: Fisherman's Wharf Inn, Tugboat Inn, Boothbay Harbor Inn members of the Lafayette Group, 94.9 WHOM, WMTW News 8 ABC, Pepsi, Amtrak Downeaster, Lincoln County Healthcare, Boothbay Harbor Country Club, First Federal Savings, The Thistle Inn, McSeagull's Restaurant, Rocktide Inn, KeyBank, J. Edward Knight Insurance, Hall Funeral Homes, The First, Flagship Inn & Suites, Boothbay Region Land Trust, BRCTV Channel 7, Marshall Tent and Event Rental, Hannaford, Brown's Wharf Restaurant Motel and Marina, Cabbage Island Clam Bakes, O'Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC, Capt. Terry Arford & Jon R. Doyle, Esq., Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza, Bath Savings Intuition, PFBF, Kaler's Restaurant, Paul E. Luke Boatyard, Southport Island Marine, LLC, Ocean Point Marina, Edgecomb Boat Works, Inc., Boothbay Region Boatyard, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Topside Inn, A Maine Wedding, Five Gables Inn, Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront, Lee & Michael Wygant, Atomic Studios, Maine State Aquarium, Hodgdon Island Inn, Wiscasset Ford, Tile Connection & Cottage Connection, Pat Farrin & Sons, Good n' You Fuel & Service, Spruce Point Inn, Maine Made and More, Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, The Boothbay Register, Central Maine Pyrotechnics, Boothbay Region Y-Arts Chorus, Boothbay Playhouse, Boothbay Fire Department, US Coast Guard, Coastal Shipping, Captain Peter Ripley, Tidal Transit Kayak, Hay Val Charters, Town of Boothbay, Town of Boothbay Harbor, Town of Southport, Balmy Days Cruises, Lincoln Arts Festival, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Blake Builders, Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch & Cruises and Waterfront Inn, Maine Island Trail Association, The Boothbay Sea & Science Center, The Life Flight Foundation, The Rowe Family Bowling Alley, Barbara Rumsey, Boothbay Region Historical Society, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, Boothbay Harbor Police Department, Boothbay Harbor Fire Department and Pottle Realty.

For more information about this year's Boothbay Windjammer Days Festival, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce at 207-633-2353 or visit the Chamber's website: www.boothbayharbor.com.

Hope to see you there!

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SOURCE Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce

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