|Lewis R French built 1871 at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Rockland, Maine|
Maine Author Photographer
The Maine Windjammer Project
I spent yesterday morning in one of my favorite places in all the world. The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, where my grandfather served as assistant keeper in 1912. Who would have thought that I would end up working in the same place as my grandfather. No I am not the keeper of the Rockland Breakwater Light, I am keeper of a different kind of light. I am a keeper of the light of history. My job is to preserve our history especially our sailing history and heritage for the generations yet unborn.
|Stephen Taber built 1871|
Two of the ships that slipped past my cameras were built in 1871, the Lewis R French and the Stephen Taber. The Isaac Evans , built in 1886, was as strong and graceful as the day she was built, as she sailed past on the morning breeze. The last to come home was American Eagle, built in 1930. She spent the first half of her life catching fish and transporting them to market. Now she catches people and transports them on the vacation of a lifetime.
All too soon it is time to leave my retreat and return to the studio refreshed and inspired.
To learn more about The Maine Windjammer Project you can go to: www.mainewindjammerproject.com
|Isaac H. Evans Built 1886|
|American Eagle built 1930|