|Launched in 1871 the lewis R. French is the oldest sailing schooner!|
A truly unique vacation....
A cruise aboard the Windjammer Lewis R. French is both an exciting and relaxing vacation, combining the beautiful coast of Maine with tremendous sailing aboard a historic tallship.
We offer 3, 4 and 6 day sailing vacations from late May to early October, sailing from our beautiful homeport of Camden, Maine. Spend your days sailing Maine's pristine coast, and your evenings anchored in snug, gorgeous harbors.
On board, we have single, double and bunkbeds cabins available, as well as a full galley where our delicious meals, snacks and desserts are prepared by our professional crew.
The French is a very traditional and historic vessel, in fact she was designated a National Historic Landmark. Launched in April 1871, she is the oldest active commercial schooner in the United States. She is still sailed exactly as she would have sailed a hundred years ago: she has no noisy inboard engine on board and relies on nearly 3000 square feet of sail. Fear not though, she has been upgraded with electricity, modern navigation equipment and conveniences, and complies with all U.S. Coast Guard safety standards. We are 100% non-smoking on board.
Please explore our website for more information and feel free to give us a call (1-800-469-4635) or email with any questions or if you would just prefer to speak with a human. We look forward to sailing with you aboard the Lewis R. French.
|Lewis R. French and Heritage in the fog.|
2013 Schedule and Rates
Trips fill up quickly, so book early to get the trip and cabin you want. All repeat guests receive 10% off the listed price.
New guests: reserve now and receive our 5% early booking discount!
All trips spend the first night at the dock in Camden. Explore the town that evening and enjoy dinner in one of the many fine restaurants. We will set sail the following morning. Guests may board anytime after 6 PM on boarding night.
The French is available for private charters. Visit our Windjammer Charters and Weddings page.
Lewis R. French