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Skipjack Offers Free Sails Memorial Day

The Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester will offer free sails from Long Wharf in Cambridge on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The sails are sponsored by a grant from the Nathan Foundation.

Four sailing times are available, at noon, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. No advance reservations will be accepted. Passengers may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis at the dock on the day of the sails, beginning about an hour before the first departure time. These popular sails usually get fully booked quickly.

The skipjack’s regular public sailing season is now underway, with two-hour public sails being offered each Saturday the boat is in port. Two reduced-rate one-hour sails are offered one Sunday each month, beginning May 20. Passengers may reserve spaces on the public sails online at www.Skipjack-Nathan.org.

The Nathan may be chartered for any occasion and has served as the venue for birthday and anniversary celebrations, weddings and family reunions, corporate outings and numerous other special events. Charters are available any day of the week throughout the sailing season, which runs through early November. The boat can accommodate up to twenty passengers, and groups are welcome to bring food and beverages on board or have their sails catered.

Trained docents provide information to passengers on public sails about the skipjack and local heritage. They also are available upon request for charters at no extra charge.

For more information, to charter the boat or to volunteer, contact the Dorchester Skipjack Committee at 410-228-7141 or visit its website, www.skipjack-nathan.org.

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Photo Captions:

Kathy_Ten_Eyck.jpg:  Kathy Ten Eyck took a turn at the helm of the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, with volunteer Miriam Collins handling the main sheet, during last year’s Memorial Day Free Sails.

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