Celebrating Food, Friends, and Life on a Schooner Called the J&E Riggin


The 1920s-era windjammer is an ideal way to get away from it all.

The J&E Riggin beckoned to us, but it was quite dark and very late at night. Since I’m often traversing from one trip to another as a food and travel journalist, I couldn't arrive at the dock to board the ship until rather late in the evening, after everyone had retired to their quarters. The ship was pitch dark, not a soul in sight, and we didn’t have the faintest idea as to where we were supposed to be sleeping. My travel companion suggested we find a flashlight to help decipher which bunk was ours and, perhaps more importantly, where exactly we might find the bathroom. Read more