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To Maine and Back
Are they apprehensive about the sailing or the sleeping on the boat??
So many great places. I recommend the TAFT guide . Cruising Coastal New England , or something like that.( borrow it from the library.)
Are you looking for a remote island or some civilization??
Not too many stops between Gloucester and Portsmouth.
Isles of Shoals is charming,crowded on weekend.
Newburyport and Portsmouth, also, though the currents are quite strong.( no swimming!)
Near Portland , we love Chebegue. charming .Check out the bicycle man.Loans out old Schwinns for free. Lovely old INN, charming walks, golf course. Moorings near the Inn or on the back side of the island. 4 stars.
Stay away from Jewell except during the week, recommend a day stop there. Too many people drag. Party boats on weekend. Great hikes though.
Eagle Island good day stop. Home of Admiral Perry, North Pole explorer. Great history.
The Basin is nice up the New Meadows. Watch the rock in the middle
Sebasco Harbor Resort.
There is of course, Boothbay Harbor. Damariscove ( narrow).
The weather can turn, don't recommend heading too far north as you need to head home. If the crew is apprehensive, esp with Fog probable in July,better to have some sitting out weather.