As a longtime Great Schooner Race veteran ( 15+ …

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As a longtime Great Schooner Race veteran ( 15+ years) on board the beauteous Heritage, as well as a foodie- blogger, I enjoyed reading about the race from a visitor’s perspective. If I use a magnifier I can almost see myself in that photo of several of the ships anchored just prior to the race’s start. Our media guests on the Heritage this year were from a local TV station, and I am in Ohio, so I didn’t see what they produced. The food is always a highlight of the week; on Heritage one of our favorite afternoon snacks are the gooey cream-cheese chocolate treats known as Uglies. The recipe can be found at

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as Brocavore, a blog focusing on street food culture, and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.