Like the Friendship Rose down in Bequia, the Roseway was built to work, distinguishing herself as one history’s most legendary fishing vessels in 1934 when she pulled in a record catch of 74 swordfish… in one day!
Fishing, though, was more of a side gig for Roseway. Her true purpose was to race, specifically in contests pitting fishing vessels in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia against those based in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
(More on the history of the S/V Roseway here.)
Since 2006, the 90 year-old vessel has spent her winters in my home island. World Ocean School, a non-profit educational organization headquartered in Camden, Maine that acquired the Roseway in 2002, offers a series of programs benefiting the island’s school kids.
At the same time, afternoon and sunset sails are available to anyone with a desire for a little sailing adventure and $45. (The price drops to $35 for kids under 12 and seniors 65 and up). Charter opportunities are available as well.
For more information on sailing aboard the S/V Roseway, visit her online.