Summer Program 2017: Penobscot Bay, Maine


Where & When


Offshore's Summer 2017 program will take place in the Penobscot Bay region of Maine from August 19th - August 26th. Residents will meet in Buck's Harbor, Maine, and set sail along the coast for one week, stopping at secluded islands for exploration and creative reflection as well as historic ports where residents will engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects and events. 

The Boat

We'll sail aboard the beautiful, 45' schooner Alamar. Designed by French and Stuart and launched by Machiasport Boat Shop in Maine in 1947, this very traditional gaff rigged schooner has been rebuilt and refitted over the years and is maintained in first class condition. Offshore's official partners, the Sailing Collective will be captaining the boat and assisting with itinerary planning.

Residents will live together, aboard the boat, for the entire week. The Alamar was originally built for use by a summer camp, so she's fitted with 10 comfortable bunks, a large communal dining table and wood-burning stove, and plenty of room on deck and in the cockpit. The journey will be a truly memorable and collaborative experience on a historic vessel!

Are you ready to apply? Check out our Summer 2017 program theme and find requirements and links to our application here. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page here.


Check out the gallery from our 2016 program