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Schooner Appledore
  • Published
    January 25, 2012

    Appledore crewman injured in fall from 65-foot mast dies

    The first mate of the schooner Appledore who sustained serious injuries Jan. 17 when he fell approximately 50 feet onto the 86-foot ship's deck while working aloft has died, according to a family member. According to Lt. Jeff Fry, senior investigating officer for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, J.C. Smith, 25 was in a harness and working near the top of the schooner's mast when the accident occurred at approxima...

  • Published
    December 17, 2011

    Sailing adventure takes schooner Appledore to Key West

    While many of the schooners that carry summer visitors on Penobscot Bay spend the winter under shrinkwrap, the topsail schooner Appledore has a seasonal transition to Key West, Fla. Appledore headed south Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. under the guidance of Capt. Justin Bernhart, navigation officer Steve Pixley and a crew of 10. Pixley, who is the Camden harbormaster, said sailing an old-style boat such as Appledore is a ...

  • Published
    September 3, 2011

    Pleasant weather ushers in first day of Camden Windjammer Festival

    Like opening the door for old friends, Camden welcomed the schooner fleet into the harbor Friday, which kicked off Labor Day weekend with plenty of activity to watch on the waterfront, contra dancing on the public landing, the schooner talent show in Harbor Park and a fireworks show to end the evening. Friday afternoon of the Camden Windjammer Festival began the annual arrival of the schooner fleet into the ...

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