Launched in 1930, American Eagle was a fishing schooner for 53 years before being refurbished for passenger sailing. She's a gorgeous, immaculately maintained vessel, with a sleek profile and gleaming, polished woodwork. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1991, she's the only schooner in the area certified to sail internationally, enabling her to make an annual cruise to Canada.
Quiet. There's often a cribbage game in the galley, and in the evening Captain John Foss reads Maine stories and poems appropriate to the day's sights. Guests spend an hour a day onshore, minimum.
CabinsCabins have hot and cold running water, reading lights, and some heat in the spring and fall.
Two shared heads below deck, each with a wash sink. One shower in the midships compartment. Size: 92 ft. Passengers: 26 (min. age 12).
Captain John Foss, P.O. Box 482, Rockland, ME 04841. tel. 800/648-4544; www.schooneramericaneagle.com.
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