Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jazzing Up the Shipyard

The Boothbay Harbor Land Trust Concert Committee invites you to its only major 2012 fundraising event to be held at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Jazzing Up the Shipyard will be a very special night of unique jazz music featuring one of New York’s best jazz trumpeters, Marcus Printup of Jazz at Lincoln Center along with his wife Riza (Hequibal) Printup on the harp, Corcoran Holt on bass and Obed Calvaire on drums.

As part of the evening’s festivities, there will be a “not so silent” Silent Auction beginning at 5:00 PM and ending at 6:30 PM. The Auction will be limited to a maximum of 35 “priceless” items including lunch and a private walking tour of Portland for two with Historian Mr. John (Jack) B. Bauman (Author of Gateway to Vacationland: The Making of Portland, Maine) and a two-hour evening cocktail cruise for twelve aboard Mr. Paul Coulombe’s 112’ Westport Yacht Feelin Free.  A complete Silent Auction preview list will be available prior to the concert.  
For your pleasure, Boothbay Region Chefs will provide mouth watering “not to be missed” heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar serving some of the finest champagne, wines and liquors, which will be available throughout the event.

A limited number of tickets are now on sale.  Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling the Land Trust at 207.633.4818 or by email at   In keeping with the tradition of BRLT special events, this concert will sell out! All net proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Boothbay Region Land Trust.
The BRLT Concert Committee - Pauline Dion (Chair), Ham Meserve, Helen Meserve, Deezie Flower, Ingrid Roveillo, Margaret Canepa, Danniel Betts, Jean Webster, Marie Lloyd, Kaki Smith. Nick Ullo (BRLT Executive Director), Julie Lamy (BRLT Development & Outreach Director) and Violet “Skye” Wood (BRLT Office Manager) - are working very hard to make this a most unforgettable evening.  They look forward to welcoming you to this summer concert as we come together to “jazz up the shipyard”!  
For tickets, please call 207.633.4818 or email

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WoodenBoat Show

The 21st Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport will be June 29-July 1, 2012.  

See more than 100 traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats of every type at the 21st-annual WoodenBoat Show — a festival celebrating the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

Described by Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide as "one of Connecticut's Top 20 Events for the Summer," the three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and marine history buffs. Wooden boats of every type — large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle — will be on display including cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells, multi-hulls and racing boats.

In addition to beautiful boats in the water, visitors can enjoy browsing through tents and extensive land exhibits which include boat builders, sail makers, marine adhesive and coatings companies, boat schools and associations, maritime art and antiques, tools, wooden boat hardware, nautical gear, books and innovative items.

On Saturday evening Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway will be honored at a Tribute Dinner in the Boat Shed.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nautical Auction

Boothbay Harbor Shipyard joins with Boothbay Harbor SCSC (Shipyard Community Sailing Center) to hold the  4th Annual Nautical Auction.  All proceeds from the Auction will go to benefit Boothbay Region youth sailing opportunities.
The SCSC is an educational 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to promote community sailing in the Boothbay Region.  This annual summer event will be in the Yard’s signature “yellow” shed.  The auction, to be held on Friday July 20th beginning at 5:00 PM, consists of a cash and carry table, a Silent Auction and a Live Auction beginning at 6 PM. There promises to be something for everyone!
The Nautical Auction Committee is seeking donations that should be in good condition and, however remote, be related to nautical categories including marine art and decorative items. To date, featured items include: ten 19th century framed nautical charts of mid-coast Maine, the eastern seaboard, South America and the Pacific; framed signed, remarked schooner prints by Earle Barlow; and 19th century ship building tools.
If you are interested in helping the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and SCSC promote and support more sailing and boating opportunities for local youth, your marine related item(s) can be dropped off at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday - Friday.  Please call the Shipyard at 633-3171  before dropping off your item(s) Early donations are desired so they can be catalogued and publicized.  The Committee request that all donations  be brought to the Shipyard on or before Monday July 16th.  Any questions about suitability of donations or for pick- up of items, please call the Nautical Auction organizers: Pauline Dion at 633-2012 or Chuck Koch at 633-4776.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

America's Cup back on the East Coast

For the first time, from June 28-July 1, America's Cup racing will be held inside Narragansett Bay, in Newport RI, with excellent spectator views of the race course from the AC Village at Fort Adams. The regatta will give the  public an opportunity to watch the world's top sailors compete in the state-of-the-art AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, which will be the first time the high-tech boats will be raced on the east coast of the U.S.  In addition to being the first American host of the high-tech AC45 wing-sailed catamarans in 2012,

Newport also has the honor of seeing the first AC World Series circuit champion crowned. The highlight of each AC World Series stop is the spectacular, winner-takes-all, fleet race on final Sunday, where teams put points on the board to take the overall title, so the final race on Sunday, July 1 in Newport could be the ultimate decision maker for the AC World Series champion.