ROCKLAND — The Maine Windjammer Isaac H. Evans is being offered in an essay contest by responding to the essay theme, “Why I would like to own the Maine Windjammer Isaac H. Evans?”

Capt. Brenda Thomas, known as “Captain Courageous,” is the owner, captain and a single mom of two children.

Thomas, a native of Farmington, has owned the vessel since 1999. She said she loves sailing but wants more time to be with her children and watch them grow, and this contest is an opportunity for someone’s dream to come true.

According to the windjammer’s website, the Isaac H. Evans was built in 1886 by George Vannaman in Mauricetown, N.J., as an oyster ship. The 99-foot ship is a national historic landmark and is moored at North End Shipyard. It provides cruises for Maine Boating Adventures LLC capable of carrying up to 22 adventurers. 

Essays must be no more than 200 words long. The cost to enter is $125, and a minimum of 8,000 entries must be postmarked by Oct. 31. The winner will be chosen Dec. 1. 


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