Around the world in 1978: 40-year reunion for the ‘Appledore’ crew


It was 40 years ago on, August 22, 1978, the Schooner Appledore left Portsmith, N.H., with a crew of 18 to start a 1.5-year trip around the world. On Wednesday, August 22, despite the weather, 12 of the original crew met in Camden to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that sail with a reunion and trip around Penobscot Bay. As one person put it, "we didn't sail around the world on a sunny day."

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