Having taken ownership and command of the vessel, Adam and Katie McKinlay brought her back to her roots in 2018 through a massive renovation and returned the vessel to her original name, the SCHOONER BOYD N. SHEPPARD. Paying homage to her working past as an Oyster freighter, she'll now sail the Maine coast and will feature the best local oysters the northeastern-most U.S. state has to offer along with local produce, meat, and seafood.

In 1995, Adam started as a passenger aboard The Heritage and worked in various positions within the fleet. Katie comes from a background of Great Lakes racing and Tall Ship sailing. In 2008, she moved to Maine to crew aboard The VICTORY CHIMES. This is where the story of Adam and Katie begins. Together, they worked for Outward Bound, continuing to hone their skill set and further their ability to instruct.

Interested in learning how to navigate, triangulate, use a chip log, or bake a loaf of bread? We can provide instruction. Also, expect time to explore, hike, walk, relax, or have fun on Maine's array of island trails and beaches that are accessible to the public. And, as members of MITA, we provide acts of stewardship to these islands, too. Katie and Adam's worldly travels have shaped a diverse menu that introduces elements from outside of New England and enhances the traditional fare. The food served is locally sourced, ethically raised, and utilizes local farms as much produce as possible. By procuring the provisions locally and day-of sailing, we can cater to many different diet types and food restrictions. Enjoy the weekly cocktail, a glass of wine or local beer, or our onboard bar can provide you with a fine selection of your choice, or, feel free to bring your own of selection of spirits of course, as chest coolers are available.

THE MCKINLAYS & CREW

Sail, Explore, Dine & Imbibe

with Katie & Adam McKinlay

Sail
Explore
Dine
Imbibe

Interested in learning how to navigate, triangulate, use a chip log, or bake a loaf of bread? We can provide instruction.

Katie and Adam's worldly travels have shaped a diverse menu that introduces elements from outside of New England and enhances the traditional fare. The food served is locally sourced, ethically raised, and utilizes local farms as much produce as possible. By procuring the provisions locally and day-of sailing, we can cater to many different diet types and food restrictions. Enjoy the weekly cocktail, a glass of wine or local beer, or our onboard bar can provide you with a fine selection of your choice. Or, feel free to bring your own of selection of spirits as course chest coolers are available.

If you're taking an overnight trip with us, when retreating to your cabin for the night, relaxing and sleeping will come easy as the Schooner's 11 cabins have ample overhead space and wide berths. Curated with American-made interiors and bedding, the cabins have a boutique camp design. Surround yourself with the warmth of Pendleton wool blankets in bed, and when getting up, step onto warm sheepskin rugs at the sole of each cabin for an added layer of warmth and comfort. The main cabin has a vintage potbelly stove that produces a welcomed heat on chilly evenings and damp mornings. Down to the smallest detail, like in locally made soap, guests will enjoy a level of comfort one wouldn't expect aboard a Schooner built in 1886 while still experiencing the joy and simplicity of living onboard a boat.

The crew of the BOYD N. SHEPPARD hopes to provide you with an experience that you will want to repeat for many summers to come.

 

 

 

 


The McKinlays and the crew

 

Schooner Boyd N. Sheppard

11 Front St

Rockland ME 04841

1-877-238-1325

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