Bonnie Lynn sunset Bequia Grenadines
Bonnie and Earl MacKenzie Blue Hill Maine

coastal sailing Maine

Earl has spent most of his life on the water. He has skippered yachts and work boats since his teen years, obtaining his first Coast Guard Captain’s license over 40 years ago. He spent six years in the Coast Guard Reserves, concentrating on search and rescue.  He was co-owner of Islesboro Marine for 24 years and owned and operated ‘Quicksilver’, a 28 passenger motor vessel, year-round for six years.  He holds a 500 ton Ocean Masters license for both sail and power.  He has also worked as captain on various larger sailing vessels.  He has taught boat handling for many years and his knowledge of all aspects of the marine trade is extensive.  He is an excellent teacher and enjoys sharing his skills.  His quiet and unassuming nature creates a very relaxed atmosphere for charters guests.  He has a keen interest in marine biology and maritime history, which is reflected in the extensive onboard library.  He enjoys sharing his love of the ocean with guests.  If they desire, he encourages them to participate in all aspects of sailing. 
Bonnie has been sailing since the mid-80’s and has been first mate and chef on their schooners since that time. She taught school in Rhode Island, in the Fiji Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer and in New Zealand.  She  worked in administration for 10 years at  Islesboro  Central School.  She was insturmental in starting a community sailing program on Islesboro in 1997.  She obtained her 100 ton Masters license in 2001 and enjoys spending time on deck with guests when she is not working wonders in the galley.  Each time charter guests come back onboard they are anxious to try her latest creations.
Earl and Bonnie thoroughly enjoy entertaining and their guests inevitably become friends that often return year after year.  Their love of the sea, and their joy of sailing is evident to all who share their magnificent schooner.  'Bonnie Lynn' is their dream and they want to share her with you.
Isle of Staffa, Scotland
Caribbean New Years
Isle of Staffa, Inner Hebrides Scotland 2005
Painting of 'Bonnie Lynn'
on dock Horta, Faial
Azores 2005
Mid ship's helm on 'Bonnie Lynn'
New Years on Bequia 2006
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