Dining aboard the J. & E. Riggin, however—a former oyster dredger that once sailed Delaware Bay and now co-captained by husband and wife Jon Finger and Annie Mahle—is both a scenic journey and a culinary getaway. Captain Jon focuses on smooth sailing, while Captain Annie conjures magic belowdecks.
Most of the ingredients come from local Maine farms (including the co-captains’ own home garden), as well as the waters in which the J. & E. Riggin sails. On our trip we savored a slow-roasted turkey confit with hearty, earthy root vegetables and freshly baked flatbread—a beautiful meal anywhere.