Specialty Adventures
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Specialty Adventures
Specialty Adventures
Specialty Adventures

Sailing Adventures unique to the American Eagle

With our  simple sailing rig, our large inboard engine and our capable offshore fishing schooner design we are perfectly suited for the times during our season we go much farther beyond our normal cruising ground to explore the farther corners of the New England coast. As far North as the Canadian Border to as far South as Massachusetts Bay, there are many events, parades and exploration adventures in our schedule every season.


Downeast Trip

moose peak lighthouse

9-night trip:
Board Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 5-6 pm
Return Thursday, July 25, 2024 around 11 am

Join the American Eagle on a nine-night adventure along the Atlantic Coast through Downeast Maine. Break out of Penobscot Bay as we sail along the pristine Maine coast and enjoy the fine sand beach of Roque Island or a walk through the easternmost town in the United States, Lubec. Grab a set of binoculars and check out the historic lighthouses that dot the coast as you relax on deck. The stars shine even brighter far away from any large population center Downeast. Don’t miss out on such a unique trip.



Gloucester Schooner Race Trip

Gloucester Schooner Race

9-night trip:
Board Tuesday, Aug 27, 2024, 5-6 pm
Return Thursday, Sept 5, 2024 around 11 am

Board the American Eagle Tuesday evening, August 27th for her annual cruise to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Arrive in Gloucester Friday and experience the great hospitality of the Eagle’s old home port. Enjoy Martime Gloucester’s Heritage Day on Saturday; take a deck tour of the Adventure or sample Gloucester’s delicious Italian sandwiches, just don’t be late for Boat Parade of Lights and fireworks show. On Sunday be part of the excitement as the American Eagle tries for her thirty-first Esperanto Cup win, in a race which originated in the 1880’s.  Whale watching and overnight sailing along the way on this cruise. Return to Rockland by 11 am Thursday, the 5th.

WoodenBoat Sail-In

6-night trip
Board Sunday, September 8, 2024, 5-6 pm
Return Saturday, September 14, 2024 around 11 am

An informal get-together and our way of celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of fall. On Tuesday, the vessels anchor in front of WoodenBoat Magazine’s waterfront on scenic Eggemoggin Reach. Enjoy live music and snacks while exploring the boat school and bookstore.



Watercolor/gouache plein air workshop

watercolor class

the watercolor workshop in action
photo courtesy of Ellen Trayer

4-night trip:
Board Sunday, Sept. 15, 2024, 5-6 pm
Return Thursday, Sept. 19, 2024 around 11 am

Carol Douglas has taught workshops in Maine, New Mexico, and New York, and her work is shown in galleries across the United States. Her annual workshop at Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park is well-attended. Her daily blog, Watch Me Paint, is ranked one of the Top 75 Art Blogs (number 7) by Feedspot. Douglas studied with Nicki Orbach, Cornelia Foss, and Joseph Peller at the Art Students League of New York and in workshops with Steven Assael and Albert Handell/Anita West.

In order to streamline booking, those interested in taking the workshop can book through the workshop section of Carol’s website