Discover Maine – Sail The Muscongus on the Sarah Mead

By Judith Hayes

The Sarah Mead Sailing Lobster BoatWhen people visit Maine, one of the first things they want to do is enjoy a lobster (lobstah) dinner. Maine is truly one of the few places where you can enjoy life they way it should be and the way it was – at the same time. A fantastic way to enjoy a bit of Maine history is to take a sailing lobster tour on Maine’s last sailing lobster boat, the Sarah Mead!

Be sure to bring your camera, because you may see some wonderful sea life, including seals, porpoise, and osprey. The scenery is breathtaking, and the activity is exciting. You can just sit back and enjoy it all, or enjoy it by participating in all the action by hoisting a sail or even taking the helm. The choice is yours and the experience will bring you back year after year to be part of the amazing Maine lobstering tradition.

They sail out of Boothbay Harbor and the season begins on June 1st and runs through the month of October. There are four tours a day, seven days a week. If you’ve made plans to be in Maine this summer, it’s not to soon to make your reservations to be sure you can get the date you want. Click here to check the tour schedule times.

The Sarah Mead Sailing lobster boatNot only is the “Sarah Mead” the only sailing lobster boat in Maine, it is the only sailing vessel in Maine to go “0” emmisions. With the help of a state grant, Captains Nate Jones and Randy Jones took out the diesel engine and installed an electric turbine. While the “Sarah Mead” is sailing, the water passing over the propeller charges the turbine. It’s a fascinating story to see how it all developed, and the whole story (in pictures) is available on their website.

You can call 207-380-5460 to make reservations and visit their website for more information and beautiful pictures and videos!

 

 

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