Greenhorns is pleased to present our first sail training program, a follow up on Maine Sail Freight project, which brought us to Maine! Starting at Liberty Hall in Machiasport and visiting islands, coves, and historic sites while immersing students in the wild coastal ecology of Downeast Maine, this ten day course offers a birch bark crafting workshop, traditional seamanship training and all sorts of naturalist adventure. Yes, you will learn to row and sail aboard the 18th-century Bantry Bay gigs.
Starts in the afternoon on Friday the 17th, ends the morning of the 25th. Starts and Ends in Machiasport, Maine
44 ̊37’15” N 67 ̊23’03” W
Three meals a day with snacks.
-Traditional seamanship: rowing, sailing, navigation, knots, tide and weather
-Spoon carving and birch bark containers
-Sustainable firewood lot management
-Leave No Trace camp craft techniques
*Does not Include:
-Getting to/from Machiasport. We will help you connect with other participants to carpool. The nearest International airport and bus station with connections to major US cities is in Bangor.
Group size: 15 people
Sign up by June 1st.
*Our insurance requires the minimum age to be at least 16 at start of program.
Here is sign up spot: https://www.atlanticchallengeusa.com/downeast-foxfire-camp.html
This lovely clip above give a snapshot of Arista Holdens most recent sail camp. Arista will be working with the Greenhorns to hold another sail camps in the Summer of 2018 on the beautiful coast of Maine. Contact Arista directly if you would like more information by sending an email to email@example.com
August 23– Watermans Community Center : North Haven, Maine
Come join us in the North Haven thoroughfare! IF YOU’D LIKE TO SAIL OUT ON THE BUFFLEHEAD TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS, BOOK HERE!
Picnic Lunch & Oyster Tasting (bring your own lunch or visit Cooper’s Landing
Lydia Brown, author of On Solid Ground
will start this event with a history of North Haven’s farming history. Nan Lee, president of North Haven’s Historical Society
will bring along historical images and artifacts and Adam Campbell, owner and operator of North Haven Oyster Company
will be shucking oysters and reliving his days of working aboard schooners in his early twenties.
3:00 Produce arrives from Sparkplug Farm on Vinalhaven.
4:00 Visit the North Haven Historical Society and view their collections
5:00 Harvey Gamage sails into North Haven thoroughfare! Watch by land or sea as she sails into harbor. Ceremonial cargo loading to follow.
Special thanks to Arista Holden, Lance Lee and the Scholarshipwrights of Rockland
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 markets and restaurants, it will probably look like a historical re-enactment to those watching from shore.
But to Severine von Tscharner Fleming, it is so much more. It is performance art at sea. It is an economic experiment. It is a bridge between generations. It is both a protest of the failings of the global food system and a celebration of Maine’s regional food economy.
“We don’t need a logarithm of some venture capital-funded technology company to help us do the logistics of selling our food to Boston,” Fleming said. “We can do it with clipboards. We can do it with sailboats.”
Fleming is a community organizer working on the maiden voyage of the Maine Sail Freight project, a summer-long spectacle that will blend social media and “sailor’s gossip,” vinyl records and sea shanties, computers and cargo logs. Many pre-sail events and “side stunts” have already been held this summer to bring attention to the project, including a “teach-in,” picnic and concert in Portland last week. Still to come are a working shipyard dinner in Portland and a parade of traditional Norse wooden boats down the Kennebec River.
Sponsored by Greenhorns…. Click HERE to read more!