Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sailing on Penobscot Bay

During the 1st part of a Senior College classteacher-sailor, Peter Reilly presented history, ecology, economics, & geography of Penobscot Bay,& a lot of information that sailors need. I sketched, & madly took notes.
 The second part was a sail on the Amity, 
a Friendship sloop, built in 1901. 
The young captain, Peter's son Patrick, 
grew up sailing on Mount Desert Island. 
Patrick has many sailing adventures, 
including a recent solo trip across the Atlantic.
Peter assisted his son at times, 
but he also chatted with us guests

as they enjoyed the views

 and the cool sea breeze, so pleasant 
after the heat & humidity on shore.
Such beautiful designs, components & craftsmanship
 on this Friendship sloop.
So different from electronic technology.
You pass a variety of boats going out of Belfast Harbor.
They told us that this odd conglomeration of a vessel is part of a mussel farm operaton on Isleboro. 
It looked to me like a rig out of Dr. Seuss! 
 The Tugboats of Belfast, Maine. 
They do a lot of work in different places, but this is their home when they're not working. 
To see a great video about them, click here.
Thanks to Peter & Patrick Reilly & Senior College of Belfast
for a great experience!


  1. What a delightful outing..
    I agree re the Dr Seuss boat!!
    The tugs are beautiful to me.
    As are all your sketches're too good:)

  2. Looks like you acquired plenty of painting subjects on your sojourn.

  3. beautiful sites. your sketches always amaze me.

  4. Wow, what a great way to take in the history of the area!

  5. You amaze me with your far-flung interests. I love the way you drink it all in, filling up your well . . . xx


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