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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Appledore IV

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 5, 2016

These next few months will feature our fleet of vessels that you can see, hear, and touch when they come to your host city this summer as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2016 Race Series.


Appledore IV – Photo courtesy BaySail

Where you’ll find the ship

Bay City, MI. This summer she’ll be in the following ports: Tall Ships® Fairport Harbor; Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City; Pepsi® Tall Ships® Chicago 2016; Tall Ship Festival (Green Bay) presented Nicolet National Bank; Tall Ships® Erie 2016

Fun Facts

The Smith’s adventures aboard the Appledores are chronicled in two books “Dreams of Natural Places” and “Sailing Three Oceans”. Herb and Doris sailed Appledore IV as far as Barbados and used her in the coastal day-charter trade out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. They eventually sold the ship to try dairy farming.

The backstory

The Appledore schooners are owned and operated by BaySail, a private, non-profit organization. BaySail supports its Environmental Education and Youth Development programs through public sails, private charters, group tours, and port visits.

The schooner Appledore IV was originally commissioned by Herb and Doris Smith and built by Mark Treworgy. Launched in 1989, she is the fourth in a series of schooners built for world voyaging.

The name Appledore was chosen by Herb Smith as a tribute to his wife Doris whom he first saw while sailing a small boat off Appledore Island. Doris, who lived on the Island, was standing in the doorway of her home as the teenaged Herb sailed by on a sunny Maine morning.

Who Sails

All ages, K-12 Students



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