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Vessel Type: Schooner
Flag: USA
Homeport: Portland, ME
Sparred length: 88'
Draft: 8' 8"
Beam: 17' 4"
Rig height: 71'
Freeboard: 6'
Sail area: 2400 square feet
Power: 80 HP diesel
Hull: wood


The 88-foot schooner Wendameen, owned and operated by Portland Schooner Company, was designed by the famed yacht designer John Alden. She was built in East Boothbay, Maine, and was launched in 1912, when she took center stage in the golden era of fast, sleek ocean schooners. Inactive since the 1930s, she was thoroughly restored in the late 1980s and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wendameen is certified by the US Coast Guard to carry 48 passengers on deck and can also accommodate 14 guests for overnight excursions.