Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Haul Out" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Haul Out" by Doug Mills
Haul out time for Timberwind at North End Shipyard in Rockland Maine.[04092012]



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200 pages with nearly 100 8x10 photos.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"In Boothbay Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In Boothbay Harbor" by Doug Mills
The HMS Bounty in Boothbay Harbor. [10172012]




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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Memories" The Maine Windjammer Project

Memories
In the midst of a long cold winters day
I will fly on the wings of my memories
To a place with warm breezes
Filling the sails in the warm summer sun
And I will sail on my dreams
Till I am refreshed and ready to face
The day ahead.
                                                         Doug Mills


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Winter Home" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Winter Home" by Doug Mills
Stephen Taber, Nathaniel Bowditch and J&E Riggin in their winter home of Rockland Maine. [02102013]




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Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Winter Snow" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Winter Snow" by Doug Mills
Winter snow at Curtis Island Lighthouse near Camden Maine. [03212013]




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Friday, January 23, 2015

"Burnt Coat Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Burnt Coat Harbor" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammer Angelique sails into Burnt Coat Harbor. [07022012]





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Thursday, January 22, 2015

"The Great Schooner Race" The Maine Windjammer Project

"The Great Schooner Race" by Doug Mills
Angelique and Mary Day cross the finish line at The Great Schooner Race. [04052013]



Trailer for Doug Mills new documentary about the Maine windjammer fleet and                  featuring narration by long time schooner captain Jim Sharp.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Mary Day" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Mary Day" by Doug Mills
Mary Day, the first schooner built for the windjammer trade, turned 53 on Jan, 20. [07082011]




Trailer for Doug Mills new documentary about the Maine windjammer fleet and featurion narration by long time schooner captain Jim Sharp.
Windjammer DVD on sale now
Olny $20.00

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Maine Filmmaker Releases "Windjammer" Documentary On DVD

Rockland, Me.- Maine filmmaker Doug Mills will releases his newest documentary “Windjammer” on DVD  Tuesday January 20,2015.   This film was produced by Doug Mills in association with The Maine Windjammer Project and The Camden Windjammer Festival.  Windjammer tells the story of the Maine Windjammer through the colorful history and stories of Captain Jim Sharp.

Timed to compliment the "Windjammer" release Doug Mills is also releasing his new book"The Great American Windjammer" Vol. 1.  This book is 200 pages with nearly 100 8x10 photographs of Maine's historic schooner fleet.

Penobscot Bay on the coast of Maine has come to be known as one of the best places in the world for sailing. On any given day in the summer and fall you may see as many as a dozen historic schooners some over 140 years old still sailing in these waters.

There was a time when sail was king on the coast of Maine. The lime trade, granite & marble, lumber from virgin forests, ice and the fishing trades all employed sailing craft to move their products. The lime trade alone employed over 200 two masted schooners in Rockland and the surrounding coastal Maine towns.

Steam powered vessels were making some of the longer trans-Atlantic runs and the passenger trade up and down the coast. However, for coastal trade and the hundreds of islands located just off the coast of Maine sail is still king.


The coastal waters would be filled with these two masted schooners delivering cargo to and from all the coastal towns. They are the lifeline for those living on the islands, delivering everything from lumber to butter and even your grandfather’s new Sunday suit.
Today only a handful of the sailing vessels remain. Many of them were simply used until they were worn out and replaced by a new one. During the Great Depression, thousands of these boats were just abandoned where they stood and left to rot.

There is, however a place where during the summer and fall you can still see these historic vessels sailing the clear blue waters the Atlantic much the way they have for the past 200 years.  On the west side of Penobscot Bay is the town of Camden. It was here in 1935 that Frank Swift started offering windjammer vacations and the Maine windjammer fleet was born.

Come experience the lore of the windjammer on the coast of Maine with Captain Jim Sharp.  With spectacular video archives provided by The Maine Windjammer Project  and working in association with the Camden Windjammer Festival.
Order the "Windjammer" DVD $20.00 plus shipping.

The Great American Windjammer Vol. 1  $20.00 plus shipping

Windjammer and The Great American Windjammer DVD $40.00 plus shipping.

"HMS Bounty" The Maine Windjammer Project

"HMS Bounty" by Doug Mills
The HMS Bounty hauled out at Boothbay Harbor Maine. [09172021]



Trailer for Doug Mills new documentary about the Maine windjammer fleet and featurion narration by long time schooner captain Jim Sharp.
Available on DVD Jan. 20, 2015 at www.shootmainestudios.com

Monday, January 19, 2015

EXCLUSIVE Musician Spotlight: Megan Nicole

With over 2.9 million subscribers and 570 million views on Youtube, rising pop star Megan Nicole, 21, is taking the music world by storm with her independently released debut album “Escape.”

Born and raised in Katy, Texas, Megan did not always know she wanted to be a musician, but she knew music would always be part of her life. Growing up, she played piano for many years, but it wasn’t until high school when she purchased a guitar from a local pawn shop that she fell in love with creating and performing music. From that moment, she knew there was nothing else she wanted to pursue, and once she started making music there was no going back. To this day, she can still remember telling her parents that creating music was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

Family has always been important to Megan and continues to be one of her most powerful influences.  She will never forget her parents’ undying support and those late night drives to open mic sessions after school. For Christmas, her parents realized performing music was not going to be a phase, and they bought her a new guitar to replace her old “Pawn Shop.” This guitar was what she would eventually use to make her first YouTube video with a cover of “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.

It was these trailblazing creative covers that launched Megan’s career in 2009.  Quickly recognized

"In The Morning Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In The Morning Fog" by Doug Mills
American Eagle and Heritage in the morning fog off Owls Head Maine.[08062011]



Available on DVD Jan. 20, 2015 at www.shootmainestudios.com

Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Off Owls Head" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Off Owls Head" by Doug Mills
Tall ships American Eagle and Heritage sail past US Navy vessel off Owls Head Maine. [08062011]