You may not believe this, but it’s true: the J.&E. Riggin was in Great Cove yesterday during another of its four-day “Knitting Getaways.”

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The schooner’s website claims that KG passengers learn “how to intuitively create a top down sock the way our foremothers did it.” Mim Bird, an expert knitter, is on board to instruct. At first, we thought that it was profane to populate this 1927 windjammer, a National Historic Landmark, with sock stitchers.

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But, then we met some of the happy passengers (male and female), as they came ashore yesterday for a little exploration:

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It appears that knitting while sailing along the beautiful coast of Maine on a 120-foot, spoon-bowed, historic schooner is a bucket list trip for some.

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(Brooklin, Maine) [The sailing image of the Riggin is from a prior summer; others are from yesterday morning.]