Friday, November 16, 2018

"Built In 1871" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Built In 1871" by Doug Mills
Built in 1871, the Lewis R French sailing downeast in the morning fog.


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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Warnings Issued For Most Of Maine Tonight-Friday Afternoon

Pink Area = Winter Storm Warnings
...Coastal storm to provide first widespread snowfall to the
area...

.A coastal low will move rapidly northeast and track near the
Gulf of Maine later tonight into Friday, bringing heavy snow to
the area. Along the southeast coast of New Hampshire the snow will
mix with sleet and rain, bringing the snowfall totals down. The
storm will move away quickly by Friday evening.

Interior York-Coastal York-Southern Grafton-Sullivan-Merrimack-
Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness,
Plymouth, Rumney, Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen,
Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury,
Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith,
Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham,
Madbury, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey,
Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow,
Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow tonight possibly mixing with sleet late. Plan
  on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5
  to 8 inches with a light glaze possible toward the end of the
  storm.

* WHERE...Portions of, central, northern and southern New
  Hampshire and southwest Maine.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene,
Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Errol, Millsfield,
Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, Lancaster,
Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton,
Waterville Valley, Woodstock, North Conway, Albany, Conway,
Chatham, and Crawford Notch

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow
  accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northern New Hampshire and, south central,
  southwest, west central and western Maine.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of Portland, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland,
Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg,
Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden, Alna, Bremen,
Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset,
Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport,
Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, and Lincolnville

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and
  Coastal Waldo Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. For a more precise forecast for your specific
location...go to www.weather.gov/gray.

"Early Morning Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Early Morning Fog" by Doug Mills
Schooners Mercantile and Grace Bailey in the early morning fog near Castine Maine.


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The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coast Guard Rescue Four Off Rockland.


BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen Wednesday after abandoning their boat off the coast of Rockland, Maine.

The captain of the 76-foot fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa II radioed watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at approximately 7:45 a.m., reporting the fishing boat was taking on water.

An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews launched from Air Station Cape Cod and located the raft and fishermen.

A rescue swimmer deployed from the helicopter and hoisted all four fishermen to the helicopter.

The aircrew landed at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, where they were met by emergency medical service personnel and transported to Mid Coast Hospital.

The fishermen were reported to be in good condition.

The weather was reported to have 20-foot seas, 30-knot winds, and the water temperature 50 degrees.


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WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watches Issued For Maine Thursday Night-Friday

...Coastal storm to provide first widespread snowfall to the area...

.A coastal low that will move rapidly northeast up the east coast
will potentially bring widespread heavy snow to all of the region
Thursday night into Friday before winding down later Friday.

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-
Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-
Southern Carroll-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
New Gloucester, Gray, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene,
Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Arrowsic, Bath,
Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden,
Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor,
Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden,
Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont,
Lincolnville, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer,
Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton,
Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, North Conway,
Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lebanon, Lyme, Ashland,
Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater,
Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, and Moultonborough

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of northern New Hampshire and, south central,
  southwest, west central and western Maine.

* WHEN...From late Thursday night through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible.

Interior York-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sullivan-Merrimack-
Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Claremont,
Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport,
Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon,
Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester,
Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene,
Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua,
Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead,
Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls,
North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel
  conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of, central and southern New Hampshire and
  southwest Maine.

* WHEN...From Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Southern Piscataquis-
Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Baxter St Park, Chamberlain Lake,
Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket, East Millinocket,
Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills,
Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln, Howland, Springfield,
Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham,
Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley,
Perry, Princeton, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth,
Vanceboro, and Topsfield
316 PM EST Wed Nov 14 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8
  inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are possible.

* WHERE...Northern Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot, Southeast
  Aroostook, Central Piscataquis, Central Penobscot, Southern
  Penobscot, Interior Hancock, Central Washington, Southern
  Piscataquis and Northern Washington Counties.

* WHEN...From late Thursday night through late Friday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the morning commute on Friday. Significant
  reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Meet The Victory Chimes New Owners


From the new owner operators of the Victory Chimes, Captain Sam Sikkema and Cara Lauzon
"I would like to introduce myself, to those I haven't yet met, as the new owner of the Victory Chimes and welcome you all back in the coming seasons. My name is Captain Sam Sikkema and I am honored to be the new caretaker of this incredible vessel. Working with me to run the business and joining us for a few trips throughout the season to play music for us will be my partner Cara Lauzon.

I would like to convey what an honor it is that my sea going career has led me to this, having started sailing dinghies on Lake Michigan as a kid with my father. In my career I have been fortunate to sail all around the world and sailed on every ocean in Schooners, Square Riggers, Training Ships, Yachts, Fishing Vessels and Commercial Vessels, as well as worked with Maritime Museums and Shipyards as a Carpenter and a Rigger. Over the years I have sailed as crew in Niagara, Bounty, Sorlandet, Denis Sullivan, Californian, Red Witch, Nina, Robert C Seamans, Spirit of Bermuda, Alabama, Highlander Sea, Columbia, Victory Chimes and the 1841 Whaling Ship Charles W Morgan (where I met Captain Kip, working as his Chief Mate)I have also been Captain of the sailing vessels Friends Good Will, Lynx, Tole Mour, Harvey Gamage, and the Training Ship Picton Castle, taking her across the North Atlantic Ocean four timesOf all the places I've sailed, my favorite place to sail is right here on the coast of Maine!


Cara is from upstate New York and took to the seas when she was seventeen, moving to Maine to work on the Schooner Stephen Taberout of Rockland. She has played violin since she was seven, her wish to travel soon became insatiable and she set out with her fiddle on her back. She has traveled and lived in over thirty countries in the last ten years, playing and touring throughout Europe, South and Central America, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. Her love of the sea was never quite lost and she had several sailing adventures in the South Pacific and other warmer climes. Most recently she was living in Israel studying Turkish music, playing Indie Rock and living by the sea. However there came a point that she “just missed home” so she packed her bags and returned to the states.
As the new owners of Victory Chimes, we hope to offer you the warm hospitality and familiar relaxing vacation you enjoyed before, with a few of our own twists and flavors. We are very excited that our new website has launched, check it out and peruse the 2019 schedule to see what new and exciting things we will be offering. There are quite a few talented musicians sailing with us this year as well as some workshops and wellness trips. All the details will be on the new schedule for you to pore over at your leisure or you can give us a call and we'll tell you all about it.
We can't thank Captain Kip, Captain Paul and Loraine enough for helping us with this transition and wish them well in their hard-earned retirement!
The both of us are truly honored to be the new caretakers of this vessel and hope to bring new life to her while holding true to the authentic nature of the experience you have enjoyed in the past. Please consider joining us for a another trip and continuing on as a link in the vessel's history while she continues her journey into the future.
All the best,
Captain Sam Sikkema and Cara Lauzon
And don't forget;
Check out our new website!
https://www.victorychimes.comKeep an eye on Facebook and our new Instagram page for updates on next season's events!"

Victory Chimes, 
P. O. Box 1401 
Rockland ME,
04841 
1-800-745-5651


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"In The Fog Downeast" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog Downeast" by Doug Mills
Schooners Lewis R French and Heritage in the fog downeast near Deer Isle, Maine.


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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Inbound To Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Inbound To Rockland" by Doug Mills
The Isaac H Evans passing Rockland Breakwater Light inbound to Rockland Maine.


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Monday, November 12, 2018

"Ghost Ship In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Ghost Ship In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Like a ghost ship in the fog schooner Isaac H Evans glides into the harbor at Rockland Maine.


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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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