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TIMBERWIND

Certification

USCG Certification

Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)

Story

Timberwind is a 96′ two-masted schooner that was built in 1931 by Victor Cole at Union Wharf in Portland. For nearly four decades, until 1969, it was named the Portland Pilot and was responsible for meeting incoming vessels outside the harbor and piloting them to their berths. It was also briefly commandeered for service by the Coast Guard during World War II. Timberwind is certified by the US Coast Guard to carry 45 passengers on deck and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Sailing daily May-October from Maine Wharf off Commercial Street in Portland.

Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Portland, ME
Sparred Length: 96'
LOA: 96'
LOD: 69.8'
Draft: 10'
Beam: 18.5'
Rig height: 71'
Tons: 56
Hull: Wood

Facts

Who Sails? Elementary School, Middle School, High School, All Ages
Program Type: Passenger Daysails, Private Charters, Sea Education
Normal cruising waters: Casco Bay
Season: May - October
Built: 1931
Crew: 4
Contact: Michelle Thresher
E-mail: sails@portlandschooner.com
Website: https://www.portlandschooner.com/
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