Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Camden, Maine Windjammer Cruise, 1964

All Original Photographs from Archives
Camden Windjammer Mercantile, now a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1916  and restored in 1989.  She is still in service today with Maine Windjammer Cruises, the first and oldest fleet.

Cruises continue to be available today on any of The Maine Windjammer Association's <http://www.sailmainecoast.com/> Windjammer Fleet:

Camden Windjammer Mercantile

The Schooner Mattie

Going ashore on Campbell Island for a Driftwood  Fire Clambake

Notes from a friend:
"The Windjammers may see more sailors this summer. I hope they have as wonderful memories as I have from three outings with my folks. I can still smell the coffee on deck before dawn and the woodfire baking bread  for the day. Sounds, too, of the islands waking up. Birds, maybe a barking dog, maybe a bell...and the wonderful creaking of the wooden ship." 

Pumpkin Island Lighthouse, at the Northwestern End of  Eggemoggin Reach near Little Deer Isle

Downtown Camden in 1964 was where Peyton Place was filmed seven years earlier


  1. beautiful post, beautiful pics. thanks!

  2. These wonderful photos bring back fond memories of sailing days at Camp Robin Hood on the Eggemogin Reach. Thank you so very much!

  3. What great photos. I love the old swimsuits; wish they'd come back in style and replace the tiny string bikinis all the girls and young women like to wear now.

  4. These are some of my favourite posts - such a fantastic glimpse into modern history.

    Thank you so much for sharing these Muffy. What I wouldn't give to come and rifle through those albums of yours. It's inspiring.

    That portrait of the young blonde with the white headband is just stunning. Any idea who she is?