The smallest ship in the windjammer fleet, Mistress was launched in 1960 as a blend of traditional schooner and private yacht. A local blacksmith did all the ironwork, and much of the hardware was secured from an old-time ship's chandlery in Nova Scotia.
Onboard experience is tailored to the passengers, with music, games, and time ashore based on interest. Lobster bakes are included on 4- and 5-day cruises, with time for hiking.
Each of the three private cabins has its own head, sink, and private companionway from the deck. Two have double beds; the third has upper and lower bunks.
Three private heads. One sun shower for impromptu wash-ups during warm weather, plus stops at friendly B&Bs and inns, where passengers may use the showers.
Size: 46 ft.
Passengers: 6 (min. age 16 unless booking whole boat).
Maine Windjammer Cruises, P.O. Box 617, Camden, ME 04843. tel. 800/736-7981; www.mainewindjammercruises.com.
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