Just west of Mount Desert Island in Brooklin, Maine, is the Wooden Boat School and magazine headquarters. Back in the 1980s we owned and refurbished a 1947 Laurent Giles sloop named Tilly Whim. We subscribed to the magazine and enjoyed it for many years, so we thought a visit was in order.
We anchored close to their dock there in Eggemoggin Reach, and walked up to the store and school. I heard that one of sailing's icons, Lin Pardey, was there just the day before. We bought several of their books back in the 1980s and even anchored next to Taleisin once at beautiful Isla Partida in the Sea of Cortez.
The school is in a beautiful old brick barn, but they don't allow visitors inside. We finally walked back to the dinghy dock and went back to our boat. We saw some nice boats in the harbor, and I got a really nice photo of this thistle, so the day wasn't a total bust.