140 Schooners

June 9-11 marks the occasion of Norfolk Harborfest, which will be dedicated this year to the memory of Captain Lane Briggs. The Briggs family will be leading the June 9, 2006 Parade of Sail in Norfolk Rebel, escorted by a fleet of friends representing Lane's work with the sailing and maritime community.

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was one of Lane's proudest accomplishments, and the Executive Director of Norfolk Festevents, Karen Scherberger, has extended an invitation to schooners to sail in the Norfolk Rebel escort fleet in the Parade of Sail. There will be a tossing of the wreath ceremony with the traditional "whistle symphony" for Lane, along with a dedication celebration naming Lane's traditional docking location at the marina "Briggs Point", and a "Sailor's Night" party Saturday night at the marina following the fireworks.

Maine Boat Builders Show

The Maine Boat Builders Show was a great event and a whole lot of fun. Our thanks to Phin and Joanna Sprague for their thoughtful accommodation of the Association and a fantastic booth location. Look for an article on the show in the upcoming Wing & Wing. Special thanks to members Al and Phyllis, Bob and Roberta, Jay and Sarah, Fred and Mary Anne, and Al Roper for tending booth for three days, to Skip Cornell for making it down to dinner on Saturday, and all the other members, old and new, who stopped by.

Cashier, the oldest schooner in the USA

Drawing by Barnacle Bill Hamilton, Sailing Master/Education Coordinator

Thumbnail sketch of CASHIER
By Tony Mann

Relief Captain Needed

The Waterfront Center http://thewaterfrontcenter.org based in Oyster Bay, NY, operates the Christeen and invites applications for the post of part time seasonal relief capt. running day charters on a national historic landmark. 1883 40' gaff rigged sloop/oyster dredge. educational backround preferred. We offer a very flexible schedule. 25 ton inland masters with sail aux required The post is Seasonal.

Need Schooners to paticipate in new junior cruising program

The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, NY, would like to establish a junior sail cruising program and is seeking schooner owners interested in taking part in a pilot program the last two weeks of August. The details of the program are still under discussion but some of the basics are set. The pilot sessions will be five-day excursions, the first leaving from Oyster Bay and ending up in Greenport, and the second returning to Oyster Bay.

Victory Chimes for sale

The famouse 3 masted schooner from Maine is on the market. Interested parties should take a look at

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