Any recommendations on where I can get started on purchasing a sailboat, learning how to sail (I've been once but it was years ago and all I remember is that I liked it a lot), and any other background info?
, you'll find plenty of boats for sale in Maine. Also craigslist. You might even try driving up and down Rt 1 and keeping your eyes open for boats for sale. Visit some marinas near you and see if any of the boats have "for sale" signs on them. Lots of boats in Maine and lots of places to sail them.