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In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that the Maine coast photo was taken from aboard a ship called the Schooner Heritage.  The Heritage is a 95′ long, 24′ wide two-masted wooden schooner, and it was our home for a week along with 25 or so other passengers and crew.  It was designed and built in the early 80’s by Doug and Linda Lee — the owners and captains of this magnificent vessel — and sails out of Rockland, Maine.  You can learn a lot more about The Heritage here.  Doug and Linda even have a link to an old blog of mine on the Captain’s Log page here.  Scroll to the bottom and click on the travelogue link if you’re interested.  I think they’ve been carrying that link for 6 or 7 years now.

I have nothing but good things to say about our week on the Heritage.  The food, the people, the hospitality, the photography . . . well, you can read that old blog.  But if I had to choose ONE photo to convey our experience it would be the photo of Captain Doug, above.  Not the lobster boats, the coastline, other schooners or the light houses.  Doug made the trip F-U-N.  If you look up the definition of “character” in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Doug.  A real down-east piece of work.

So if you ever get the urge to spend a week as an indentured servant, hoisting sails and coiling rope on a wooden sail ship, by all means sail on the Heritage.  And no, I don’t get a commission from Doug and Linda.  But I do occasionally get emails from photographers and other travelers thanking me for pointing them to the Heritage.



Posted June 1, 2011 by ~ Bruce in People

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