Built in Maine in 1871, the French is the oldest schooner in the fleet (along with Stephen Taber) and the only Maine-built 19th-century schooner still in existence. She operated as a cargo schooner until 1971, after which she was converted for passengers and named to the National Register.
There are no planned events, leaving guests to provide their own atmosphere. Guests can go ashore almost every day for an hour or two. Smoking is not allowed on board, nor are cellphones, TVs, or loud radios.
Cabins have cold running water and a window for ventilation.
Two shared heads and one hot/cold freshwater shower, all on deck.
Size: 64 ft.
Passengers: 22 (min. age 16).
Captains Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin, P.O. Box 992, Camden, ME 04843. tel. 800/469-4635; www.schoonerfrench.com.
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