Monday, April 13, 2009

Schooner Lewis R. French

Lewis R. French was launched in April of 1871 at Christmas Cove, Maine. She is the oldest commercial schooner in the United States and is the last remaining of thousands built in Maine during the 19th century. She freighted cargos of bricks, lumber, firewood, granite, fish, lime, supplies and Christmas trees. In 1971 the Lewis R. French was totally rebuilt for the Maine windjammer passenger trade and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Today Lewis R. French is owned and operated by Captain Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin, she is home ported in Camden, Maine. For the rest of the story CLICK HERE.

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