Gay-Travel-Herald-Maine-Windjammer-Association-racing-the-breezeSignal flags flutter in the breeze moments before the sails are unfurled onboard the Nathaniel Bowditch in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Hoisted during the Great Schooner Race, which takes place anually July 5th, the flags read “Freedom”. Those staying aboard the Nathan Bowditch can bring their own flags from home and have them flown from the mast during the race.

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