Dropping Off the Grid on an Ecofriendly Schooner in Camden, Maine
Mary Day sets sail off Camden, Maine, transporting vacationers in a way that is spectacularly out of the ordinary. You’re completely unplugged—no TV, no computer, no cell phone—just the wind and waves. Here, you’re encouraged to work: hoisting, furling, and steering. The boat is powered by wind and tide. Mouthwatering meals—for 30, no less—are cooked on a woodstove. Captain Barry King, who operates Mary Day, puts it this way: "I take 30 people out of their cars and onto a schooner. Collectively we burn roughly 10 gallons of diesel and use the energy of a single 100-watt porch bulb left on for the week. Not bad..." Not bad, indeed.