Remember the time when we only had one, huge wooden ice box on deck that weighed 2 tons and in which we were forever loosing everything to the depths of the deep, fathomless bottom?
That ice box was made by Dave Allen, the previous owner of the Riggin, and required at least 10 to 15, 20-pound, bags of ice every trip. Looking at this photo just makes me love the battery operated refers I have now even more.
A glimpse back in time aboard the oyster schooner J. & E. Riggin long before she became a member of the Maine windjammer fleet. Photo courtesy of Ken Bowman.
That day when it was Capt’s birthday and Justin dressed up just like him.
New England Clam Chowder was one of the first things I learned to make when I came to Maine to work on a Maine windjammer more than twenty-five years ago. This simple recipe is both a signature dish and an iconic meal that embodies the characteristics of New England in general and Maine in specific: hearty, warming, simple, frugal and nourishing.