Windjammers Downeast

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A pictorial tribute to the boats of Penobscot Bay, which make their living carrying sight seers and eco-tourists along the coast of Maine. The images in this book are termed "photographic impressions"-paintings created from photos and software, using a stylus as the paintbrush, resulting in a unique form of artwork. In addition to the beautiful images of these boats-fourteen schooners and a ketch-Fred provides a bit of background on each of the craft. Bonus: five Maine Lighthouses.


  • American Eagle
  • Angelique
  • Grace Bailey
  • Heritage
  • Issac H. Evans
  • J.& E. Riggin
  • Lewis R. French
  • Mary Day
  • Mercantile
  • Mistress
  • Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Stephen Taber
  • Summertime
  • Timberwind
  • Victory Chimes
  • Rockland Breakwater Light
  • Portland Head Light
  • Pemaquid Light
  • Cape Neddick Light
  • Robinson Point Light


    Frederick LeBlanc has worked as a professional photojournalist since the late 1970s. His commercial and editorial images have appeared regularly in regional and national publications, and his life-long passion for classic wooden sailing vessels has led him to document these beautiful windjammers on the coast of Maine. A lifelong New Englander, Fred lives is South Hadley, Massachusetts. For more of his work, please visit

    40 pp., softcover
    7x10 horizontal format
    ISBN # 978-0-937822-00-6

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Warmed my heart.

    Lovely book. Hoping for a sequel with even more beauty and history. Part of the reason the photography (and the subjects), get to me is that I am old. The beauty and the wonder of these vessels, like steam engines and other things I remember, is a welcome shot in the arm for me. Thank everyone involved for me. I truly appreciate the book.

    Richard Bjorum
    Windjammers Downeast Inbox

    Loved it!

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