The Schooner Stephen Taber

Rockland. ME

Windjamming in Maine"Windjamming in Maine"

"Launched in 1871, the Stephen Taber epitomizes the classic coasting schooner. Built in an era when highly skilled shipwrights built fine vessels that were aesthetically beautiful as well as functional, she stands as a proud tribute to nineteenth-century craftsmanship. She is today the oldest documented sailing vessel in continuous service in the United States, and has been honored by inclusion on the National Historic Register. Imagine being aboard a vessel that sailed New York harbor before the Brooklyn Bridge was built ... that anchored at Grant's Tomb when Admiral Dewey retumed from the Spanish-American War ... and was present for the dedication of the Statue of Liberty - the first dedication, that is."

Captain Ken"Captain Ken and Babe"

"In keeping with the historic nature of our schooner, there is no inboard power, but Babe, our trusty yawl boat, gives us a hefty push to move us along whenever we need her."

100 foot Raft-up"100 foot Raftup"

One evening we were joined by the beautiful schooner 'Heritage' in a raft-up in the interesting Booth Bay Harbor

Lobster Bake"Lobster Bake"

A schooner vacation wouldn't be complete with out a traditional Lobster Bake. This was one of the best nights of the trip, anchored by an island within sight of Deer Isle, ME.

For More Information Contact:
The Schooner Stephen Taber
Windjammer Wharf
P.O. Box 1050
Rockland, ME 04841