Margaret Todd Windjammer

Margaret Todd Windjammer

$35.00Retail Value
Margaret Todd Windjammer

You will receive ONE (1) $35.00 certificate for just $17.50!

Visit our historic watercraft from a bygone era! Sail from Bar Harbor aboard the 151-foot Schooner Margaret Todd for a spectacular 1-1/2 to 2 hour Windjammer cruise among the islands of Frenchman's Bay. The only 4-masted schooner to work New England waters in over half a century, the Margaret Todd sails 3 times daily from the Bar Harbor Inn Pier. You won't want to miss this unique Maine experience.

The Morning Sail at 10:00 AM is a 2-hour cruise of Frenchman Bay. This cruise features an interesting narrative provided by a Park Ranger of local history, geographical points, and wildlife, as we look for bald eagles, seals and porpoises. Bring your binoculars!

The Afternoon Sail at 2:00 p.m. is generally a livelier, more exhilarating sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay, because of the stronger afternoon sea breezes. Relax, have a picnic or help us hoist the sails!

The Sunset Sail is our most popular sail - romantic and fun! We often have live folk music, guitar, fiddle, or banjo music. Bring the whole family! Be sure to call us to confirm the time for this trip, since it changes throughout the season.

All Cruises are Dog Friendly! Our most popular crew member is Maggie.

History of the Margaret Todd

The Margaret Todd Sail on the Legend

The Schooner Margaret Todd replaces her predecessor the Natalie Todd, which sailed from Bar Harbor for so many years. This unique 151' four-masted schooner was conceived and designed by her owner, Captain Steven Pagels. Named after Capt. Pagels' grandmother, the Margaret Todd was built over a two year period by the Schreiber Boatyard in St. Augustine, Florida, and was launched on April 11, 1998.

The hull and deck are made of steel. The wood topmasts, gaffs and booms are made of native Maine spruce by Elk Spars of Bar Harbor. Almost all the woodwork was custom made in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Her windlass, which is used to hoist the anchor, comes from a Delaware Bay oyster schooner, and the standing rigging was made by the Hamilton Seine Loft. The four masted schooner rig, steel hull construction, and double centerboard design make the Margaret Todd unique on the east coast.

 The Margaret Todd carries nine sails on her four masts. The large sails are called, from front to back, the foresail, mainsail, mizzensail, and spankersail. (These sails are named after the mast which carries it). The five smaller sails are the jib topsail, inner and outer jibs, staysail and the spanker topsail. In the spring of 2003, Captain Ed Zimmerman rigged up ratlines for the Margaret Todd. These rigging ladders enable the crew to climb aloft without using a Bosun's chair.

  • 1-1/2 to 2 hour Windjammer trips
  • 3 sails daily from Bar Harbor
  • 10:00 AM • 2:00 PM • SUNSET CRUISE
  • Ask about our Naturalist Cruise
  • Fun for the Whole Family!

The Fine Print

  • Denomination: $35.00

  • No cash value.

  • Tax and gratuity not included

  • You must call ahead for reservations 207-288-4585.

  • Good only for Margaret Todd Windjammer cruise.

  • Downeast Windjammer Cruises
    P.O. Box 28
    Cherryfield, Maine 04622
    Phone: 207.288.4585