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The Camden Yacht Club.


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Here's one of the megayachts at Wayfarer. I'm not sure if this photo captures the scale of this boat. I'd guess it was 130 or 140 feet. At least four sets of spreaders, maybe five. It was pretty ugly, in my opinion, and it looked like it might roll uncomfortably in any swell, because it had a pretty high center of gravity.


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This is a photo of Camden's crowded inner harbor. It's a very tight place, with lots of vessels coming and going. It's pretty impressive to watch the pros -- the schooner captains or the paid crew on the big megayachts, maneuver in and do tight turns into narrow slips. And sometimes it's fun to watch the novices making the attempt.


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I like this picture of Camden's outer harbor because it shows the variety of boating activity that happens here. You can see a cruise ship on the rightmost side of the picture -- apparently they're coming to Penobscot Bay once a week now. And to the left of it you can see one of the old windjammers, sailing out with a load of passengers for a week of exploring the islands. And there are the boats anchored in the outer harbor, and a little 420 sailing along.


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Once upon a time, I taught sailing at this very dock, in Camden Harbor.


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A pretty Concordia sitting on a dock in Camden Harbor. I understand that Concordias aren't that much fun to sail -- they're wet and sloppy and heavy. And imagine how much you'd have to love varnishing to own one. But I can't help admiring them. Oh so pretty....


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This is not my kind of boat. Go back to Palm Beach.


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Here's one of the big boats up on the hard at Wayfarer Marine. My father knows the make of boat but I've forgotten it. He said it's one of the largest production boats ever made -- about 70 feet long. I love going to Wayfarer because they host such a variety of interesting boats.


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This is the private dock where we departed each morning and returned each evening. My hosts are building a house here. The dock faces north, on a point, and they also have a stretch of east-facing rocky beach on which we grilled dinner each night and watched the moon rise.


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This is the "sparkplug" light in the Fox Island Thoroughfare, between Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands. I stopped taking photos after this because with my little rinkydink camera I can't capture the landscape, the colors, the smell, the expanses, and the beauty. It all comes out small and grey in the pictures.