Labor Day weekend marks the ushering in of the Fall season and the many travelers visiting Maine’s MidCoast to catch a glimpse of the vibrant colors that fill our landscape. It also pays tribute to the working-class men and women in our country. And if that is not enough, Camden also hosts the annual Windjammer Festival Labor Day Weekend.
During the nineteenth century,
Camden Maine was known as a port for major modes of transportation such as the
schooners, sloops and scows year-round. When the steamship came on the scene,
the other vessels lost their place on the sea. Captain Frank Swift, who was the
second owner of our property – had the vision to re-purpose these ships, which
were only used to transport cargo, and make them available for passenger
travel. With that idea the Maine
Windjammer Cruises was born and offered multiple day sailing trips for scenic
tourism adventures. Today, those adventures continue and two of Captain Frank’s
ships still sails as part of the new fleet – The Grace Bailey and The
Mercantile, now under the current owners, Ray and Ann Williamson.
The Captain Swift Inn is walking distance to all the activities and village shops and restaurants are open all weekend. After a full day of activities, come and relax on our deck or by the fire pit, sipping a cocktail from our bar. A homemade
breakfast is served the next morning to get you started on your weekend of