PO Box 992, Camden, ME 04843 - Phone 207-230-8320 or 1-800-469-4635

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Schooner Lewis R. French

America's Oldest Windjammer

Getting to Camden, Maine from wherever you are

We are homeported in Camden, Maine, at the head of the harbor, off Atlantic Avenue. We have free, secure parking for your vehicle while we are out sailing.

Driving Directions

(Note: Exits on I-95 have been renumbered; older road maps may not show these new exit numbers.) Use the Google Map "Get Directions: To Here" link to get specific directions to or from your starting point.

Take I-95 North to 295 N past Portland to exit 28 for Rt 1 North. Follow Rt 1 North for about an hour through Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset, and Waldoboro, into Warren where you will see Rt 90 on your left. This road bypasses Rockland and spits you out onto Rt 1 just South of Camden. (If you want to drive through Rockland, just remain on Rt 1.) Turn Left onto Rt 1 North. You will drive directly through downtown Camden and up a slight hill to Atlantic Avenue and the library on your right. Take this and park anywhere along this road. The French is docked at the bottom of the park on your right at the head of the harbor. Come on down! We'll help you get your gear aboard, show you your cabin and orient you to the vessel.

Alternate Driving Directions

If you want to bypass Rt 1 and the possible traffic jams, remain on I-95 North to Augusta and take exit 30(??) for Rt 17 East. Follow the signs closely through the rotaries. They can be confusing, (yet fun). Stay on Rt 17 all the way to Rockport, to the traffic light at Rt 90. Turn Left onto Rt 90 and proceed to the traffic light at Rt 1. Turn Left on Rt 1 North and follow the same course as above into Camden to Atlantic Avenue. Mileage on this alternate route is longer, but driving time may be quicker.Sailing Vacations

Driving in from the West (NH, VT, NY, or Canada)

Countless smaller roads can get you here from there, and driving times will vary wildly. Try the Google Map "Get directions: To Here" feature on the map on the right to get specific directions.

Bus:

Concord Coach offers two Northbound and two Southbound Coastal routes daily. It has various coastal stops including the Portland Train Station, Boston South Station and ends at Logan Airport. The bus stop in Camden is about 1 mile from our dock. A local taxi (207-594-5000) can take you to and from our dock.

Airports:

Flying into Boston (about 4 hr. drive to Camden): Boston has a nice bus (Concord Coach 1-800-639-3317, see above) that can pick you up at any terminal at Logan and bring you right to their Camden Bus stop. The stop is about 1 mile from our dock. A local taxi (207-594-5000) can run you down to our dock. Of course, you can also rent a car at Logan. We have free, secure parking for your vehicles while we are out sailing.

Flying into Portland (about 2 hr. drive to Camden): Midcoast Limosine (1-800-937-2424) offers roundtrip service from Portland Jetport right to our Camden dock. You can also rent a car, or take Concord Coach (but you will need to take a taxi from the Jetport to the bus station in Portland.)

Flying into Rockland, Maine: The Owls Head airport is a very small airport about 10 miles from the dock. Cape Air offers many flights from Boston each day. You will need to take a taxi (207-594-5000) to our dock.

Flying into Bangor, ME (1.5 hrs. to Camden) or Manchester, NH (4 hr. to Camden): You will need to rent a car from these airports.

If you have questions about travelling, give us a call and we can try to help you figure out the details.

banner photo: Jackie Normile

PO Box 992, Camden, ME 04843 - Phone 207-230-8320 or 1-800-469-4635