England, Germany, Japan, and Australia.”
Passengers spend anywhere from three
to six days sailing among the islands between
Camden and Mount Desert Island, Maine.
King and Martin bought Mary Day in
1998 and rebuilt her in 2000. They refastened
her planks, replaced the deck and cabin top
sheathing, replaced the sails, and installed
both running water and heat in the 14 passenger cabins.
“There’s a big cast-iron wood stove
where we do all the cooking,” says King.
“There is no engine; we use a yawl boat to
push Mary Day in and out of harbors, when
needed.” A pair of davits holds the yawl suspended over the stern when not in use.
“Most of the older coasters [coasting
schooners] did not have much space between
the main cabin house and the wheel,” says
King. “Why waste the deck space when the
fourteen double passenger cabins include such seagoing luxuries as running water, heat, 9-foot
headroom, skylights, and plenty of ventilation via fresh-air vents. Especially important to passengers
and crew alike is that on this tight ship, there are no overhead leaks. “When it’s a wet, foggy day on the
Maine Coast,” says Captain Barry King, “having a warm, dry cabin is a wonderful thing.”
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