Beautiful Sunsets, wildlife, great food and the serenity of sailing the worlds finest crusing grounds
Schooner Lewis R French 1-800-469-4635
PO Box 992, Camden, ME 04843 Send Us an Email 1-207-785-2883

A Typical Trip...

       You will board the French in our beautiful homeport of Camden, Maine. We are docked at the head of the harbor in a cheerful town park and we are very easy to find. We will spend the first night of the cruise docked in Camden Harbor and you will be able to check out the sights, shops, and restaurants all within walking distance of our dock.
       The next morning we will set out, and as you help to set sails, be on the lookout for eagles, seals, and lighthouses that make Maine so special. The destination of each trip is is dictated by wind, tide, and mood, for the French is pure sail and has no inboard engine. Once the sails are set and trimmed, prehaps we'll head downeast towards Acadia National Park, or towards enchanting Eggemoggin Reach.        Spend the day steering the schooner, learning about the Maine coast and wildlife, or just sit back and watch the scenery drift past. The galley crew cooks up delicious meals on our wood cookstove, so those sea going appetites will be satisfied and then some. When the sun begins to set, the French will settle into a cozy harbor and swing silently at anchor.
       While at anchor, you can launch one of our rowboats and explore the area. Head ashore for some beachcombing or hike around a small Maine lobstering town, but be sure to be back aboard for a hearty dinner. After dessert, enjoy time with your new shipmates, stars in the beautiful night sky, or perhaps some music on deck. Bring your talents!
       One of the afternoons of your trip we will anchor at a deserted island and go ashore for an All-You-Can-Eat Lobster Bake. We'll cook up the freshest lobster you've ever had on a beachside bonfire and you can dig right in.
       During your trip we'll sail around the hundreds of islands that dot our cruising grounds. You will settle into the rhythm of shipboard life and leave that "other world" behind. By trip's end, your new shipmates will have become new friends.