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The Mary Day Maine windjammer cruise

The schooner Mary Day sits at anchor in

The schooner Mary Day sits at anchor in the morning fog off South Brooksville, Maine. (Aug. 3, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

A Maine windjammer cruise can be a relaxing way to see the 5,000 miles of jagged coastline the state offers. One option is the 90-foot Mary Day, the first schooner in the Maine windjammer fleet to be built specifically to accommodate passengers. Celebrating its 50th season, the Mary Day, outfitted with heated sleeping cabins, does three-day cruises.

The Mary Day, right, sails in a schooner
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The Mary Day, right, sails in a schooner race with other members of Maine's windjammer fleet off Rockland, Maine. (July 6, 2012)

Kim Trankina of Marietta, Ga., relaxes in the
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Kim Trankina of Marietta, Ga., relaxes in the morning sun with coffee and a book aboard the schooner Mary Day. The windjammer had anchored for the night in a cove off Isleboro, Maine. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Olivia Trankina of Marietta, Ga., and Liz Archibald
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Olivia Trankina of Marietta, Ga., and Liz Archibald of Clarks Summit, Penn., leap from the Mary Day into Bucks Harbor in South Brooksville, Maine. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Maggy Mulhern, left, and Katharine Mead, prepare a
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Maggy Mulhern, left, and Katharine Mead, prepare a lobster bake for dinner on the shore of a small island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. (Aug. 2, 2012)

The schooner Mary Day sits at anchor in
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The schooner Mary Day sits at anchor in the morning fog off South Brooksville, Maine. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Passengers on the schooner Mary Day watch the
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Passengers on the schooner Mary Day watch the American Eagle sail by on a foggy afternoon on Penobscot Bay off Camden, Maine. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Sawyer King, 12, the son of the captain,
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Sawyer King, 12, the son of the captain, rides on the bowsprit of the 90-foot passenger schooner Mary Day, while sailing on a foggy afternoon in East Penobscot Bay off Little Deer Isle, Maine. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Passengers relax on the deck of the schooner
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Passengers relax on the deck of the schooner Mary Day during a three-day cruise on Penobscot Bay off Camden, Maine. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Passenger Paul Ernest of Lynnfield, Mass., takes a
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Passenger Paul Ernest of Lynnfield, Mass., takes a turn at the helm during a three-day cruise on the schooner Mary Day. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Passengers on the Mary Day gather as they
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Passengers on the Mary Day gather as they pass a rocky ledge occupied by seals in Penobscot Bay off Camden, Maine. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Harbor seals rest on a ledge off Camden,
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Harbor seals rest on a ledge off Camden, Maine. On a three-day cruise, Mary Day passengers saw seals, porpoises and several types of seabirds. (April 25, 2011)

Captain Barry King mans the helm of the
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Captain Barry King mans the helm of the schooner Mary Day on a three-day cruise on Penobscot Bay off Camden, Maine. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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