The journey began at the mooring. Mark Alan Lovewell

There are few joys that are better than an end of the summer sail on the topsail schooner Shenandoah. On Wednesday afternoon, amid a steady southwest breeze, the 108 foot vessel left Vineyard Haven harbor to sail between the chops. Captain Robert S. Douglas and his son Morgan shared time at the wheel. The crew kept the sails tight. Passengers enjoyed a moment from the chaos of the 21st century to visit the 19th century, in a day when only the wind powered the vessel.

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Mark Alan Lovewell

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Leslie Coyle Lorenz, Libertyville., Illinois
I had the incredible opportunity to sail on the Shenandoah in the summer of 1968 as s Senior Mariner Girl Scout. It was an experience I never forget. It warmed my heart to read about Capt. Douglas and a truly fine sailing ship! Thanks for the memories.
September 11, 2013 - 2:24pm
Abby Reeg, Michigan
I was a Mariner Girl Scout in the '80s and did the same thing! Sailing again on the Shenandoah is on my bucket list.
September 20, 2013 - 11:31am

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