Photo by Chibi Moku
Joshua & Natsuko Shaffer are roving cinematographer/photographers who were invited to photograph the 2013 Great Schooner Race, held in Rockland, Maine, on Friday, July 5. They captured these stunning images of the race, held each summer since 1977, and some of the festivities.
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Visit the Shaffer’s website by CLICKING HERE, and by visiting their Facebook page by CLICKING HERE. The Gallery photographs below are from the winning windjammer Mary Day.
About the Great Schooner Race:
Hailed as “the largest annual gathering of traditional schooners in America,” each year at least 20 schooners participate in the Great Schooner Race on Penobscot Bay.
The history of racing these magnificent wooden coasting schooners started over a century ago with sailors trying to beat their competitors to market. The first boat back to port always got the best price for their cargo—perhaps fish, lumber, granite or even Christmas trees. The “Race” was always unspoken, but ever present.
Learn more at the Great Schooner Race by CLICKING HERE
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.