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  Appledore II (Schooner Exploration Associates, Ltd) - Tall Ship

Appledore II | Schooner Exploration Associates, Ltd
The Schooner Appledore II
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Appledore II is a two-masted gaff-rigged topsail schooner. She is a sister ship to the Appledore I, II, IV and V, and the largest of the five Appledore boats. The Appledore can be chartered for weddings, parties and special events. The ship can accommodate up top 49 guests for private charter day trips, and up to 20 passengers on overnight trips. Guests can take part in sailing the tall ship, for example raising and lowering the sails, or can just relax on deck and soak up the experience.

She now sail on day excursions from home ports of Camden, Maine and Key West, Florida. She makes the 3000 km crossing between these two ports twice a year. In summer she sails around Penobscot Bay in Maine giving guests a close up experience of the wildlife, islands, lighthouses and the Maine coastline. In the winter she sails the Caribbean from Key West.

Appledore II was built at the Harvey Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, Maine in 1978 using traditional shipbuilding techniques. Her maiden voyage was a circumnavigation of the world from Portsmouth in New Hampshire. She has served as the Semester At Sea boat for South Hampton University marine biology courses. She now sail on day excursions from home ports of Camden, Maine and Key West, Florida. The ship is owned by John P. McKean, who founded Schooner Exploration Associates, Ltd who own and operate the vessel.

Ship Summary
Operator:Schooner Exploration Associates, Ltd
Built by:Harvey Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, Maine
Date Completed:1978
Gross Tonnage:52
Length:26 m
Width:5.72 m