maine sail freight
Written by Paul Molyneaux for Maineboats.com One evening before a storm, all the water seemed to drain out of the harbor. Rocks that were coated in pink coral and the hold-fasts of storm-torn kelp got a chance to breathe air, maybe for the first time. Then the big swell filled the harbor again, well above […]
For the first time in over 100 years, agricultural freight has been transported by sail from Maine farms into Boston Harbor. Maine Sail Freight is both an art installation and a platform for an important discussion about trade and how a look into the past might give us a glimpse into the future of trade […]
Maine submits a request for a barge route to New York City. Now where have we heard that idea before...?
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We are so proud of this awesome collaboration. If you've been wondering how a maritime art stunt fits into the mission of an organization that supports farmers (I mean, talk about your landlubbers!), this publication is for you! Manifesta lays out the story, history, discourse, and activism behind the Maine Sail Freight project last summer! The un-monograph is a […]
We are SO HAPPY to see continued discussion of SAIL FREIGHT! As you may remember, we've been obsessed since our first sail freight project in VERMONT a few years ago, and then again in with Maine Sail Freight this past August. Like they said in the Portland Press Herald: "It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? […]
Maine Sail Freight is hiring! Position: Sales Associate DECEMBER 2015 Dear Mainers and Maine-lovers, Apply for this retail position to represent Maine Products and producers at the Boston Public Market during the busy holiday season. Maine Sail Freight is a project of The Greenhorns, an 8 year old grassroots organization which works to promote, recruit […]
bring your body! show up for fisher people, the ocean commons, and the health of the gulf of Maine, sept. 30, plymouth, ma
Urgent! This just in from the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and Fish Locally Collaborative: Family fishermen and supporters are inviting ally networks to join them and call on Congress, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fisheries Council to stop the corporate takeover and privatization of the ocean and fisheries, to protect the democratic […]
But we don't think that we're the only reason that you should pre-order it. The cover (like a good cover should) speaks for itself: ffreelancing co-ops, abandoning the perpetual growth model, and a fascinating look at the potential of abandoned villages in Southern Europe and the diverse communities they might encompass. STIR Magazine is a "quarterly […]
This absolutely mind-blowing APP, called Marine Traffic, shows real-time information about maritime traffic into and out of ports all over the world. It is an open-community based project, and costs $3.00, which we think is well worth the money. Next, we need one for semi-trailers and 18-wheelers. Interested in learning more? Check out the APP's FAQ […]
Maine Sail Freight, a pop-up selling goods from small farms throughout the northernmost New England state, will be anchored inside the Boston Public Market during September. The stash of nonperishable organic cargo — 6,400 pounds — sailed from Portland, Maine, on the schooner Adventure in late August. The Greenhorns, an organization that works to support […]
Help Wanted: Sales Associate for Maine Sail Freight Maine Sail Freight has launched a pop-up shop at the Boston Public Market and we are looking for temporary part time workers to act as sales associates and public educator, possibly through December 2015. This will be an exciting experience unlike any other. Would you like to […]
WEDNESDAY September 2nd. 6pm- 8.30 pm Boylston Hall 105 in Harvard Yard. FREE and OPEN to the public We hope you can join for this event presented by Greenhorns' Maine Sail Freight in collaboration with "Food Better" at Harvard University. Join Brian Donahue, Marguerita Desy and John Forti for an evening panel and facilitated public […]
Its easy. walk there from the aquarium. Walk there from the Boston Public Market! Walk through the North end! Oh, why, do you ask? Because the Maine Sail Freight is docking there TOMORROW night (that's Saturday August 29)! Be there to see it! Be there to unload Sunday morning at 8:00, and then spend the day exploring the […]
The Greenhorns announce a last minute vessel change for the Maine Sail Freight maiden voyage from Maine to Boston. We will be sailing, and selling as scheduled, thanks to the alacrity and fluid logistical finesse of Captain Stefan Edick and the Schooner Adventure. We are ocean legal and on our way to BOSTON HARBOR. Many […]
Sailing Dog, a sail freight focused on sustainable trade in western Washington, comprised a list of the working sail's around the world. The twelve listed all share equally inspiring visions to that of the Maine Sail Freight. From moving fair-trade chocolate, rum, and coffee, to local farm produce, and meeting the needs of remote islands, sail-powered shipping […]
Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel Thursday August 27 // Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 5pm – 7pm suggested donation: $10.00/at the door Even if you can’t make it to part of our Community Cargo Loading event during the day, consider attending this exciting panel of Mainers actively building […]
In our continued enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight, we are very excited today to bring you a little piece of traditional nautical ear candy. For hair-raising harmonies, visions of rocky beaches, and dreams of salty beards, download and listen to Rolling Home to Old New England.
We bet you have been looking for another way to support the maiden voyage of Maine Sail Freight. Well, baby, we've got it! On Thursday August 27th, the Greenhorns are teaming up with the talented Chef David Levi of Vinland to bring you a fabulously decadent dinner of local foods prepared specially to evoke the spirit of […]
NPR's The Salt on "Why 500 Million Seafood Meals Get Dumped in the Sea." Because I am willing to bet that-- at least when it comes to the readers of this blog-- the woman quoted at the end of the article is wrong. "People don't want to know all this," she says. "In general, they just want […]
Can You Sing “Maine”? Songs of Maine’s Fishermen, Sailors, Lumberjacks, River Drivers, & Shore Workers featuring: From Away Downeast, America’s Easternmost Chantey Group will be playing the fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonica this week in Maine, and we highly recommend you make it one (if not both) of the shows. Singing along is strongly encouraged, and family members of […]
August 23- Watermans Community Center : North Haven, Maine 1pm- 6pm Come join us in the North Haven thoroughfare! IF YOU'D LIKE TO SAIL OUT ON THE BUFFLEHEAD TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS, BOOK HERE! Schedule: 1:00 Picnic Lunch & Oyster Tasting (bring your own lunch or visit Cooper’s Landing) 2:00 Lydia Brown, author of On Solid Ground will start this event […]
THIS MONTH! The GREENHORNS' MAINE SAIL FREIGHT will sail 11 tons of Maine-grown cargo from Maine to Boston aboard the beloved 131 foot traditional wooden schooner, Harvey Gammage. We will load cargo on August 23rd at Waterman's Community Center at North Haven's Fox Islands thoroughfare. The majority of cargo, 10 more tons, will come aboard […]
NPR's The Salt: Scientists propose banning ALL fishing for a 7 year period to allow restocking of ocean. Very controversial of course... and great fodder for discussion! This post brought to you by our continued (and ever-growing) enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight.
As if you needed more convincing to order your Maine Sail Freight shipment, we are thrilled to announce that you can take a good mouth-watering look at the sea-bound goods in this gallery. Behold the sea salt, Maine jam, wild Atlantic kombu, beeswax candles, artisanal apple cider syrup! Are you swooning? (I'm swooning.) Photo cred for these stunning […]
NPR's The Salt on a it's title topic, on the totally rad revival of Sea Salt harvesting and sale on Massachusetts sea coast. This post brought to you by our continued enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight!
Sail on the PISCATAQUA August 4 // Portsmouth, NH Sail on the PISCATAQUA – a reproduction of the historic cargo barges that carried freight on coastal rivers in New Hampshire and Maine. Event includes regional foods dinner and lecture on historical river trade by Jeffrey Bolster, author of the Mortal Sea. Space is limited and proceeds benefit Maine Sail Freight. […]
Maine-made farm goods soon will wind their way to Boston by schooner It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? It may even be a practical way to get cargo to market. When the wooden two-masted schooner Harvey Gamage sets sail from Portland in late August, laden with Maine farm products destined for Boston […]
A reproduction of the historic cargo barges that carried freight on coastal rivers in New Hampshire and Maine. Event includes regional foods, dinner, and lecture on historical river trade by Jeffrey Bolster, author of the Mortal Sea. Space is limited and proceeds benefit Maine Sail Freight.Gundalow Ticket Sales
Come visit the young farmers who are coordinating this futurist pageant of logistics, using the power of the wind to capture imaginations and new markets for the rural economies of this tall state. And come see the wooden schooner, the Harvey Gamage, a 131 foot schooner that will carry the cargo southwards. Saturday, Sunday […]
TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIIP TEACH IN! 4 live bands! Hot stuff 5pm- late Come on out! On July 20th,we’ve got a full afternoon and evening TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP teach in at Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine. We’ve invited our favorite agrarian bands, including The Parlor, Will Dailey and Milk and Honey Rebellion- as […]
TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP TEACH-IN! 4 live bands! Hot stuff 5pm- late Come on out! On July 20th, we’ve got a full afternoon and evening TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP teach in at Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine. We’ve invited our favorite agrarian bands, including The Parlor, Will Dailey and Milk and Honey Rebellion- […]
The Project Homepage has descriptions of the full schedule of events: (*some require RSVP) June 28: Songs of Land and Sea by Brian Dewan. Halcyon Grange, Blue Hill ME July 10: Windjammers Parade. Rockland, ME July 14-15: LaFayette's Hermione. Public Dock, Castine, ME July 18, 19, 20: Tall Ships Event. Portland Harbor, ME July 20: […]
Join multi-media artist, film stripper, singer, instrument-builder, Brian Dewan In songs of land and sea June 28th 6.30 pm at the Blue Hill, Halcyon Grange the kick off public event for MAINE SAIL FREIGHT! the new economy will take imagination, a knowledge of history and confidence in a future or our own making. Join us […]
Maine Fare is a unique food festival that brings everyone to the table — farmers, fishermen, foodies, nonprofits, food businesses, and eaters!– to celebrate a vibrant and delicious future for food, farming, and fishing in Maine. The two day festival has an exciting schedule filled with talks, tastings, and classes. The Greenhorns Maine Sail Freight will have […]