Here we see the Angelique resting in Great Cove earlier this month:
She soon raised her famous tanbark-colored sails and left the Cove fully loaded:
Angelique is a 130-foot gaff topsail ketch out of Camden, Maine. She’s one of our more easily identified tourist coasters due to her distinctive overhanging fantail, plumb bow, and, of course, reddish sails that evoke thoughts of historic sail-making. In days of yore, when sails were made of cotton, the sailcloth often was dipped in a vat of tannins extracted from tree bark to protect the sails against rot. The resulting red-brown color was (and is) called tanbark, although “bark-tan” would seem more apt.
Another distinctive characteristic of Angelique is that her crew encourages their passengers to row the schooner’s longboat ashore and back for land activities.