We arrived in Camden Harbor at dusk with the fleet of Maine Windjammer schooners resting at their respective docks.
Early the next morning work was already getting done. A mother duck and her baby came by to supervise progress.
At 80-feet, the Mercantile is a sight on the Penobscot Bay.
Captain JR Braugh keeps his eyes on his sails as he expertly helms the Mercantile through Maine waters.
Mercantile at rest in Bucks Harbor. With the sunset, passengers chose to eat their dinner of stuffed haddock on deck.
Cook Laura Tittle kneads dough in Mercantile's galley. She cooks all the meals atop a woodfire stove, no matter the seastate.
Laura's finished product: perfection.
Coming into Gilkey Harbor, the crew rushed ashore and assembled a lobster bake by placing the lobsters into an aluminum tub and
The finished product, much to the delight of the passengers.
To enjoy the sunset, younger passengers reclined in a hammock or climbed up for a better view
The Islesboro ferry in the distance, while Mercantile is at rest for the night in Gilkey Harbor.
The passengers and crew alike are all smiles as we laze down the bay back to Rockland.
First mate Andy is at home on the bow sprit.