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Maine Cruise July 31, 2024 to August 14, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Maine Cruise!

We’re going to follow Maynard Gray’s council to “start off slow and then ease up” and savor every day. 
We have it on good authority that these days do not come off our allotted score. 
Our plan is to dovetail with the Maine Train and begin at the Chebeague Island Inn in Casco Bay.
From there we’ll head east with stops in Muscongus Bay, Penobscot Bay and points east. 
The easternmost destination is Southwest Harbor. 
From there we’ll wend our way westward to end up in Boothbay Harbor to meet up with the start of the Nova Scotia Cruise.

This year’s cruise has some new challenges because of the damaging storms and high water. We’re keeping a close eye on the availability of shoreside resources and we’ll keep you posted on any necessary changes to the itinerary.

We have some fun activities planned including some celestial navigation instruction, pursuit racing, a music festival, shoreside social activities and off-the path tours of Maine treasures.


      Wednesday, July 31: Chebeague Island Inn (Gather, cocktails, dinner)

      Thursday, August 1: Snow Island, Quahog Bay

      Friday, August 2: Lobster Cove, Linekin Bay

      Saturday, August 3: Greenland Cove/Hog Island (Audubon Camp))

      Sunday, August 4: Rockland, (Reprovision, refuel)

      Monday, August 5: Seal Bay, Vinalhaven

      Tuesday, August 6: Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan’s Island (Sweet Chariot Music Festival, Quarry, lighthouse)

      Wednesday, August 7: Southwest Harbor (Group dinner ashore, reprovision, refuel)

      Thursday, August 8: Southwest Harbor

      Friday, August 9: Wooden Boat, Center Harbor

      Saturday, August 10: Holbrook Island

      Sunday, August 11: Belfast

      Monday, August 12:Warren Island (Story Hour/Liar’s club)

      Tuesday, August 13: Long Cove/Tenants Harbor

      Wednesday, August 14: Boothbay Harbor (closing dinner, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club)

Cruise Notes:

·        We will rely on a Text Group in addition to monitoring VHF 72

·        Morning roll call will be at 8:30 am, VHF 72:

          Day’s Itinerary.

          Announce your vessel destination, if different.

          Ask questions, guidance, or assistance.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Denise Greaves
Tom J Greaves
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Attendees pay for their own charges