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The Last Days of the Schooner America Book Release Cruise

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


David Gendell’s latest non-fiction book, “The Last Days of the Schooner America: A Lost Icon at the Annapolis Warship Factory” will be released in August 2024.

The book reveals the extraordinary history of the iconic schooner and its unlikely but inextricable relation to the fast, focused rise of the Annapolis Yacht Yard as that facility began mass-producing wooden warships for America and its WWII allies.

Join David aboard Woodwind as he discusses the book and the colorful history of the Annapolis waterfront.


  • We will only sell 30 tickets to this really special event!
  • We do sail rain or shine. If David cannot attend, and we are able to sail, no refunds will be given
  • Departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.
  • There are no assigned seats. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the captain cancels the cruise due to unsafe conditions.
  • If you wish to purchase the book, please add it on to your reservation.
  • Our cash bar will be filled with local craft beer and wine.

Lifelong Annapolis sailor David Gendell is the author of “Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon” (2020) and “The Last Days of the Schooner America” (2024). He is the co-founder of SPINSHEET and PROPTALK magazines.


August 26
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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