57th Annual Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Festival

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57th ANNUAL BOOTHBAY HARBOR WINDJAMMER DAYS FESTIVAL

 

* All events held in downtown Boothbay Harbor unless otherwise specified    * All events subject to change

June 25 and 26: 9 AM – 9 PM - Friends of Windjammer Days information tent - Shuttle maps, Festival guides, raffle tickets and raffle winner announcements,

sign up site for Lobster Eating Contest and Fish Relay Races!

To see full event schedule on this page, click here

For up-to-the-minute Festival details, visit www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org

 

 

ACTRESS  ~  www.sailactress.com

ADVENTURE  ~  http://schooner-adventure.org/

ALERT  ~  http://seaescapecottages.com/

AMERICAN EAGLE  ~  www.schooneramericaneagle.com

ARDELLE  ~  http://schoonerardelle.com

BOWDOIN  ~  www.sailtraininginternational.org

EASTWIND  ~  www.schoonereastwind.com

ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY www.ernestina.org

HARVEY GAMAGE  ~  www.ocean-passages.org

HERITAGE http://schoonerheritage.com

JENNY IVES  ~ https://sailjennyives.com 

LEWIS H. STORY www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org

SYCAMORE  ~  

TRUE NORTH  ~  

The Aquarium is a free shuttle stop!

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Explore the Zone (10 -11 a.m. ) – Experience the thrill of finding hermit crabs, green crabs, snails, clams, and more in the intertidal zone. Aquarium staff will discuss the challenges that these animals face living between the tides. Children must be accompanied by an adult and water-shoes or boots are a must.

Crafts on the Porch (10 a.m – 3 p.m.) Fish prints, facepainting ... and that’s only the beginning ...

Lobster Presentation (11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.) Do you love the sweet, succulent taste of a Maine lobster but curious about how this delicious crustacean makes it to your dinner plate? Then attend a presentation on the porch and staff will teach you about the fundamentals of the lobster industry, its people, and the techniques used to catch them.

Creature Feature (Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. ) Do you want to learn more about the unique features of Maine’s invertebrates? Then join us for a 15 minute presentation about fascinating hermit crabs, ancient horseshoe crabs, squirting sea scallops, gross sea cucumbers, and more. 

Behind the Scenes ( 2:30 p.m.) – sign up in advance due to limited space call 633-9406.   Are you curious about what’s on the other side of the glass? Here is your opportunity to get an insider’s view of the tanks, support systems, and animal storage facility. A 30 minute tour will provide the answers on how the Aquarium’s animals are kept happy and healthy.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Explore the Zone (10 -11 a.m.) – Experience the thrill of finding hermit crabs, green crabs, snails, clams, and more in the intertidal zone. Aquarium staff will discuss the challenges that these animals face living between the tides. Children must be accompanied by an adult and water-shoes or boots are a must.

Sport-fishing off the Dock (11 a.m. to  2 p.m. ) Do you want a new fish story to tell? Try your luck at an activity that is fun, exciting, and relaxing. Rods and reels are available free-of-charge on our dock, and staff will provide necessary instruction.

Lobster Presentation (11 a.m., 1  and 2 p.m.) Do you love the sweet, succulent taste of a Maine lobster but curious about how this delicious crustacean makes it to your dinner plate? Then attend a presentation on the porch and staff will teach you about the fundamentals of the lobster industry, its people, and the techniques used to catch them.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

4-5 p.m.

No tickets necessary.

Donations will be accepted and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Schooner Ernestina-MorrisseyAssociation

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

1 p.m.

 A 90-minute walking tour ... hear facts and lore about the surrounding fisheries, schooners, rum-running, lighthouses, pirateers, and ... sea serpents??!!

By reservation only: 207-380-3806.

Please allow ample time to find parking. If you try to book tickets at the last minute and it says we are full, please call us! Sometimes we have cancellations. 207-380-3806

Friday, June 28

4-6 p.m.

Carousel Marina & Whale’s Tale Restaurant

125 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor

 

Tour the historical schooner, meet the captain and crew, hear tales of their journeys ...

Tuesday, June 25

Wednesday, June 26

Adventure will be docked at Brown’s Wharf on Atlantic Avenue in Boothbay Harbor. Tours at captain and crew’s discretion. 

Donations will go directly to the schooner’s foundation.

Nat Wilson is an innovator in the sailing industry helping to develop the modern ship sail cloth.

Master sailmaker Nat Wilson is known the world over for his extensive expertise  and knowledge regarding sail making and rigging. 

Wilson uses centuries-old tools and authentic fabrics ... for example, when he and his staff made 19 new sails for the Charles W. Morgan the materials were the same as were used between 1880 to 1900. The cotton duck fabric was woven in India, and the finishing work completed in the U.S.

“It's nice to see historic ships come back to life; to restore a vessel for sail,” Wilson said. “But what is also restored, and what may be even more important than the ship itself, is the memory it will invoke of the ship's sailing days. Restoring a ship also rekindles the skills needed to do it. More people become trained in those skills that then also move forward into the future.”   -  Nat Wilson, Boothbay Register article, “Bullard christens Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport,” July 13, 2013.

Parking for this event is in a designated area located at Ocean Point Marina, 216 Ocean Point Road, East Boothbay.  The Sail Loft is just a short walk around the corner.

The Annual Windjammer Days Festival is presented by Friends of Windjammers, a nonprofit community organization made up entirely of volunteers.  

It is the collective passion for the sea and for keeping traditions alive for future generations that drives this event, and keeps our community inspired to bring Windjammer Days to you year and after year.

Volunteer Board of Directors

Dianne Gimbel

Mark Gimbel

Nat Wilson

Peter Ripley

Bill Logan

The All Volunteer Crew

Stephanie Hawke ~  Bill Bailey ~ Rusty Court ~ Jack Herger ~ Bruce White ~ Kris Ward ~ Laura Blake ~ Darrell Gudroe ~ Kim Gillies ~ Doug Goldhirsch ~ Rosemary Bourette ~ Lori Bailey ~ Sandy Wheeler ~ Janet Brennan ~ Eben Court ~ Pam O’Connor ~  Debrah Yale ~ John Smigielski ~ Doug Gimbel ~ John Bertolet ~ Emily Mirabile ~ Patty Sterling ~ Dave Butterworth ~ Tom Blake ~ Patty Seybold ~ Nancy Rowe ~ Cathi Bertin ~ Trish Warren ~ Catherine Tracey ~ Mike Tomacelli … and countless others … 

 

This year Artists’ Alley is being held in the Whale Park on the waterfront in downtown Boothbay Harbor from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists working in a variety of media, from oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache to photography, jewelry and pottery, will be at the Park. Rain date: Saturday, June 29. 

Here’s a list of the artists and artisans attending: Calli b. Marianne Janik - jewelry; Dianne Horton - artist; Nancy Shaul - Westport Pottery; Sandy Dolan - artist; Jack Duford (Fine Images) - photography and art; Ann Gobes & Michael Ciccarelli - Cape Newagen Alpacas; Jan Brennan - collage jewelry; Derek Keenan/Hill and Shore Woodworks; Sharon Goldhirsch and Heather Casey -of the Crow Point Yoga Herbal Apothecary; Alan Claude - graphic artist; Joseph Cousins - artist (prints and originals); Anthony Watkins - artist.

Artists doing live demos: John Seitzer - Joy to the Wind Gallery; Brad Betts - Down East Gallery (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sandy Garrigan (Wet Paint); and Laureen Hylka Wondolowski.

Live music by Ben Betts (yes, son of artist Brad) steel drum. 

Don’t miss the show - you might find some gifts for someone … maybe even yourself!

 

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