At Portland Schooner Company, we believe in creating authentic experiences on our storied sailing vessels. We live our passion, sharing the thrill of sailing historic windjammers through the pristine waters of Casco Bay and beyond.
Running partners Scott Reischmann and Twain Braden went to the Maine Boat Show in March 2002 looking for plans to build a dory for recreation in Casco Bay. At the show, Scott picked up a copy of Wooden Boat magazine, saw a 49-passenger classic wooden schooner named Bagheera for sale in San Francisco, and an idea was born.
Two short trips across the country (Bagheera’s mast and hull made the cross-country trek from San Francisco to Maryland on two separate trips), and a sail up the coast from Maryland to Maine a few weeks later, and the Portland Schooner Company was open for business. Bagheera made her inaugural voyage on Memorial Day Weekend, 2002. Braden has since moved on to law school to pursue a law career, and Scott’s wife Michelle left her job at MIT to run the business full-time with Scott in 2004.
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