Great weather for Windjammer Parade

By Beth A. Birmingham | Jul 11, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham The Victory Chimes approaches Owls Head Lighthouse on its journey past the Rockland Breakwater during the 10th annual Maine Windjammer Parade July 11.

Rockland — Temperatures in the 70s and light winds made for a great day of sailing around the Rockland Breakwater July 11 for the 10th annual Maine Windjammer Parade.

Hundreds of spectators lined the granite mile to the lighthouse as the vessels sailed back and forth for close viewing.

The lighthouse was open for viewing from its 25-foot tower, and Captain Jim Sharp of the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland narrated the parade for the crowd.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

 

The Rockland Breakwater was the place to be to play photographer and spectator for the 10th annual Maine Windjammer Parade July 11. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Passengers aboard the American Eagle wave to spectators lining the end of the Rockland Breakwater July 11 as the annual Maine Windjammer Parade was in full tilt. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Rockland harbor was filled with windjammers for the annual parade July 11. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Heritage heads back past the Rockland Lighthouse for a closer look by spectators during the 10th annual Maine Windjammer Parade July 11. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Everyone was a photographer July 11 on the Rockland Breakwater as the annual Maine Windjammer Parade entertained the crowd. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Getting a closer look through the binoculars was a great idea at the annual Windjammer Parade July 11 off the Rockland Breakwater. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The Angelique gives onlookers another chance to see it up close during the Maine Windjammer Parade in Rockland July 11. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Heading in to Rockland Breakwater are some of the windjammers that participated in the annual Maine Windjammer Parade July 11. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Whether viewing from the beach or the breakwater, the 10th annual Maine Windjammer Parade was a beautiful sight July 11 in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The sights at the Maine Windjammer Parade July 11 at Rockland Breakwater were made even more spectacular with the sound of bagpipes being played on shore. Avens Ridgeway of Union welcomed viewers at the end of Samoset Road as they came to and from viewing the parade. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Captain of the Stephen Taber acknowledges spectators at the end of Rockland Breakwater July 11 during the Maine Windjammer Parade. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Lots of photographs were taken July 11 of the windjammers participating in the annual parade in Rockland harbor. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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