Down East Cruising

The crew of Land's End enjoys a summer cruise on the coast of Maine. Read about the journey here

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Land's End is under way in 20 knots of southwest wind.Elaine Lembo

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The Maine Yacht Center in Portland, Maine, was home base for a week while I flew to San Francisco to celebrate the opening of a new Sunsail base.Elaine Lembo

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Land's End settles in a dock at the Maine Yacht Center. The staff there is great!Elaine Lembo

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Ian McLean, a devoted CW fan and diver, helped us free the dinghy painter from the prop!Elaine Lembo

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Dennis Morelli, vessel examiner for the U.S. Coast Guard Ausiliary, paid a Sunday morning visit to the crew aboard Land's End to check out our gear. The vessel safety checks are free.Elaine Lembo

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Rick at the wheel in the steady rain. Smiling!Elaine Lembo

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CW and Sail unite for dinner: CW editor Elaine Lembo and Sail editor Charlie Doane are old friends.Courtesy of Elaine Lembo

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Lunacy, the aluminum cutter, leaves the mooring at Ridley Cove and heads for Damariscove Island.Elaine Lembo

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A singlehanded sailor rolls out the jib as he sails out of the harbor at Portsmouth, New Hampshire/Kittery, Maine.Elaine Lembo

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Elaine Lembo guides_ Land’s End_ through Bigelow Bight, Maine.Courtesy of Elaine Lembo

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When Ray, the Kennebunkport harbormaster, isn’t keeping order at this popular tourist stop in Maine, he’s sailing in the Caribbean.Elaine Lembo

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Captain Richard Woodman offers daysails aboard the schooner Eleanor.Elaine Lembo

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High summer in Kennebunkport, Maine.Elaine Lembo

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Watson’s General Store in Cundy’s Harbor village is Maine’s oldest of its type.Elaine Lembo

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine.Elaine Lembo

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church is a landmark on the Boothbay waterfront.Elaine Lembo

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Lobster for dinner!Elaine Lembo

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Capt. Virginia Wagner, at home in Maine.Elaine Lembo

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Jamie Stark’s secret for boiling bugs: Add beer!Elaine Lembo