Camden Day Sail Fleet Bristles Over Windjammer Regulation Change


A change in Camden, Maine’s harbor ordinance that raises the number of day trips that large windjammers are allowed to make from 3 to 15 per season has sparked concern among smaller, competing day-sail charter vessels in the harbor.

In the past, a vessel with a “windjammer” license was mostly limited to multi-day overnight trips, but a drop-off in the popularity of these trips caused at least one windjammer owner to request the ability to run more day trips. The result was the May change in the harbor regulations.

According to the Bangor Daily News, the harbor committee has not set a schedule for when it will review the harbor ordinance change, but that a review has been prioritized.

Read more about the changes to Camden’s harbor ordinance that raises the number of day-sails the windjammer fleet can make.