Captains Wanted (2021 season)
Seasonal, starting April 2021 - November 2021
Posted by: Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines on December 12, 2019
Category: Deck: Licensed

We operate a variety of vessels here on the Maine coast from the 151′ LOA, 121′ hull length, 4-masted schooner Margaret Todd and the 91′ LOA, 64′ hull length schooner Bailey Louise Todd, to coastal ferries and a number of 6-passenger private charter vessels including the 46′ LOA, 34′ hull length schooner Delight and the 1912 Historic lobster sloop Chrissy. We are also currently restoring a 1932 catboat and will be working on our recently acquired schooner project, the 103′ LOA, 80′ hull length, 3-masted schooner Emma Todd. We have a variety of positions available to the right candidates – for both experienced Captains with suitable hands on experience skippering larger vessels to entry level newly licensed Captains who will be operating a vessel for the first time. We are very much a hands-on organization with many staff who have started as deckhands and moved on to captain a number of our vessels. A good work ethic and team work is required along with a serious interest in traditional working vessels is at our core. We have restored, renovated and even built many of the vessels we operate and ALL our staff get their hands dirty from the newest crew member to the most senior captains. Our sailing area on the Maine coast is some of the most beautiful in the world, surrounded by Acadia National Park and spectacular scenery. However, it is also challenging with a rock-bound coastline and often dense fog. Visit our website to view more of our operations: Submit a letter of interest along with your resume and a copy of your license. We have openings for those with 100 ton auxiliary sail licenses and above, down to “6 pack” licenses and licenses in-between including 50 ton aux sail and straight power licenses. If you are currently in the process of obtaining your first USCG license, we may also have a place for you too! Since we operate multiple vessels, there are opportunities to transition from crew to part-time Captain as you gain experience operating a variety of smaller vessels. Even this past 2020 season with Covid-19, we managed with safety precautions and restrictions, to operate up to 5 sailing vessels at a time along with 4 different ferry operations.

Required certifications:
License: None, Inland

Margaret Todd
Margaret Todd


Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Cherryfield , Maine
Sparred Length: 151'
LOA: 128'
LOD: 121'
LWL: 105'
Draft: 5'9
Beam: 23'
Rig height: 85'
Freeboard: 6'
Sail Area: 4800
Tons: 91
Hull: steel
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