• Draft: 10
  • Beam: 18’9″
  • Tons: 66
  • Hull: Wood


The Appledore is a traditional wooden tall ship, designed for adventure. Seaworthy and stable, the Appledore was built in Maine in 1978. She has sailed around the world, a voyage that has been chronicled in two books.

Launched on August 22, 1978, Appledore II is the largest of her four sister ships, Appledore I, III, IV, and V. Appledore II was the last schooner custom built by the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol, Maine, which had previously built the tall ships Mary Day, Harvey Gamage, Shenandoah, Bowdoin and Spirit of Massachusetts, among others. Designed by Bud McIntosh, she was structured to endure heavy weather and the open ocean.[1]

Appledore II is gaff rigged on both her masts, with a hull speed of 10.5 knots and a length of 86 feet (26 m) overall.


  • Who Sails: Youth, Adults, Elementary School
  • Program Type: Passenger Daysails, Private Charters
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: Key West, Florida
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Camden, Maine
  • Sailing Season: year Round
  • Year Launched: 1978
  • Number of Crew: 3
  • Name of Contact: Rod Veal Owner/GM
  • Phone: 305-433-0671