The Lewis R. French has 6 double bed cabins, 2 bunkbed cabins, and 5 single cabins (with NO singles supplements for singles). When the French was converted from a cargo vessel to a passenger-carrying Windjammer, cabins were built in the main hold. The cabins are cozy and comfortable. There is standing headroom, nooks and hooks to stow all your gear, and a comfortable bed in every one. Each cabin has running fresh water, an opening window, electric reading lights, and comes furnished with linens, blankets, and towels. All the cabins are about the same size, each is unique in its own way.
Two heads (bathrooms) are located on deck, one with a hot fresh water shower. The deck is 65 feet long, so there is plenty of room to stretch out. We have cushions, benches, and folding chairs for relaxation. We also have an awning to provide cover from hot sun or wet weather while we are at anchor.
Our galley is located up forward where our crew cooks all our meals on a wood cookstove. We can serve everyone at once in the galley, though while sailing we often serve buffet style on deck. The galley is also a great place for games or reading or just enjoying the warmth our woodstove.
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banner photo: Neal Parent
Who Sails on the French?
We get guests from all over the country and world. From seasoned salty sailors to folks that have never seen an ocean, and everyone in between.We do ask that all our guests be at least 16 years old.
Points of interest
- Pure Sail, No Noisy Inboard Engine
- Only 21 guests
- Minimum guest age: 16, please
- Escape from Cell Phones, T.V. and Radio (It's nice! Trust us.)
- Sail a National Historic Landmark and America's Oldest Windjammer
- Island Lobster Bake on Every Cruise
- 100% No Smoking on Board
- Owner Captained
- Sailing Participation Encouraged but not required
- Two small wooden skiffs for your rowing and sailing enjoyment