We awakened early this first day of August and, as usual, looked out to make sure that Great Cove was still in place. It not only was, but two old friends were rising on the incoming tide down there: the dark-hulled, 120-foot J.&E. Riggin and the light-hulled, 125-foot Mary Day.


Although it’s supposed to be unseasonably hot here today, the schooners’ visit seemed like a good omen to begin the month and try to come to grips with the fact that June and July are already gone. So was Mary at about 8:30 a.m. Here’s a closer look at her as her passengers were waking up:


(Brooklin, Maine)