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Life Aboard Mary Day
 Casual, relaxed, easy-going and informal

As a reminder, packing in soft-sided luggage will help in stowing gear on board Mary Day. As each cabin is different in shape and size, space is a commodity. Packing to go on a windjammer should be simple, just the bare essentials. No fancy dress-ware, no hairdryers, or curlers needed. Let the wind and salt air be your friend and leave all the extras behind. Below are suggested items to pack.  As you are packing, take into consideration the time of year - June and September tend to be cooler in temperature with a crisp fresh breeze, making a jacket, hat, and gloves practical to have along.  July and August tend to be the warmer months so a swimsuit and sunhat are definite must-haves. Who could resist the chance to dip your toes into the cool waters of Maine?? And but of course, there are those "must-have" items to make your vacation complete. 


Clothes that you can layer work best.

  • warm jacket or windbreaker

  • sweater (wool works great)

  • hat, gloves, neck-up, or scarf

  • rain gear 

  • swimsuit & beach towel

  • shirts, sweatshirt

  • socks & undergarments

  • jammies or sweats


Soft-soled shoes are key. One pair will get wet so pack accordingly.  Options include;

  • sneakers

  • sandals

  • rain boots

  • hiking or walking shoes/boots

Teddy Bear

Simplify and don't forget your toothbrush.

  • toiletries

  • sunglasses

  • sunhat

  • sunblock for lips and face

  • prescription medicine

  • water bottle (for refilling)

  • camera

  • cell phone & charger

  • CPAP machine (if needed)

  • earplugs 


Take the time to do the things you've been waiting to do. ​Pack a few extra items.

  • sleeping bag & pad for sleeping on deck

  • favorite board or card game

  • a good book or two

  • musical instrument

  • craft materials (knitting, drawing, painting)

  • adult beverage or soft drink 

  • lanyard or string for your hat

  • flashlight or headlamp


Available in every guest cabin;​

  • fresh bed linens, comforter & wool blankets (beds made prior to guest arrival

  • bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth

  • hand soap

  • drinking cup

Available on board for guest use;​

  • deck chairs & Captain's rocking chair

  • binoculars

  • paddleboards, kayaks

  • pea pod row boats 

  • catspaw sailing dingy 

  • ship's library and games


Just in case you forget something there's time before you depart to replenish your wares.​

  • Walgreen's Drug Store

  • French & Brawn Grocery

  • Hannaford Grocery

  • Maine Sport Outfitters

  • Reny's Department Store

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