The Schooner Gam

An Informal Gathering of the Maine Windjammer Fleet


The Schooner Gam

Day: June 11, 2016

Time: Saturday night to Wednesday morning

Cost: $800 per person

Details: The Schooner Gam is a very informal gathering of the Maine Windjammer Fleet. Often we’ve even been able to all tie up together, a giant raft-up. In typical relaxed windjammer fashion, we don't know where it will be until just before we anchor. After dinner you'll be welcomed aboard the other vessels where you'll meet other passengers, crew, and captains, and also get to compare the size of your bunk! As the sun sets and the brass lanterns are lit on deck, instruments and voices are warmed up for an evening of informal music and story telling. When everyone heads back to their cozy cabin for a peaceful evening of the sound of water gently lapping against the hull, they all profess that the boat they chose is the best! When you wake in the morning to the smell of dozens of wood-burning stoves fired up to cook breakfast and you wander the deck with your first mug of hot coffee, you'll think you've stepped back in time to an era when hundreds of schooners graced the waters of Maine.