It’s morning in Great Cove. The wind from the southwest is too light to chafe the sea, but it is enough to bring all vessels to its attention.

WoodenBoat School students are being ferried to their small sailboats on a School skiff; soon, they’ll raise sails and hunt for wind. A yawl boat on the Mary Day is being hoisted up while the schooner’s tarpaulin is coming down; the 125-foot windjammer’s own sails will be raised one by one next and she’ll sweep out into Eggemoggin Reach. (Brooklin, Maine)