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Set sail this summer on a relaxing Cape Cod cruise

Liberté the Schooner

Anchors Aweigh, July 2017 Cape Cod LIFE |

Liberté the Schooner

Eager to be his own boss after years of captaining other’s boats, Woods Hole native Chris Tietje bought a 50-foot schooner, the Liberté, in 1990. Twelve years later, he and his wife, Jane, designed a 77-foot schooner—a new-and-improved Liberté—to accommodate more sail seekers (up to 49) on Cape Cod during summers and in Annapolis, Maryland in the spring and fall. Aboard this impressive, three-masted vessel, which departs from Falmouth Harbor into Vineyard Sound, passengers will travel to destinations including Nobska Point, the coastlines of Vineyard Haven—with its big beautiful houses, mega yachts and antique sailing ships like the Alabama and Shenandoah—and along the coastline of the salt ponds of Waquoit Bay. The actual itinerary for this two-hour trip depends on wind and tides.

To Tietje, every time out is an adventure. “Our mission is to provide the best sail experience on each sail we go out on and make it the best day off ever,” he says. “We try to accommodate the needs of the entire group, whether they’re experienced sailors or first-timers, and we have a fun, happy crew who tell great stories.”

Learn more at

Liberte’, the Schooner • 227 Clinton Avenue • Falmouth

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