Monday, October 15, 2012

Youth Sailing

Wonderful news from Boothbay Harbor!  The Shipyard Community Sailing and Science Center (SCSSC) had its first community meeting to begin plans for the 2013 year.

This new organization is a non-profit organization whose mission is the advancement of sailing, boating and education in marine sciences and mathematics by minimizing economic and physical obstacles.  It will further develop independence, self-confidence, teamwork and volunteerism in the
participants. Shipyard Community Sailing and Science Center ( SCSSC ) is a community service organization that will promote, teach and facilitate the enjoyment of sailing and boating in the Mid-Coast Maine Region.

Specific programs will incorporate the marine sciences in educating participants in seamanship,
boat handling, aquatic sports and providing competitive and recreational sailing opportunities.

The ownership of Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, is hosting and supporting this project.  It is dedicated to helping Boothbay Harbor be one of the premier boating harbors and destinations in Maine. It is expected that their commitment to providing a community sailing center will have a positive economic impact on Mid-Coast Maine.

Two fun and eventful fundraisers were held this summer to raise funds for the SCSSC.  The Boothbay Harbor Rendezvous was held on August 10th to support the SCSSC.  Sailors in classic wooden yachts, and cruising, racing boats raced, feasted and celebrated with us at this exciting event, while participating in this fundraiser. The other fundraiser was the Nautical Auction.  A huge assortment of historical nautical items were auctioned off, along with a silent auction of smaller nautical items.

Please join us in this endeavor.
Contact Information:
Pauline Dion
207.633.2012 or 207.751.2999
120 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bounty is Back

We were excited to have Bounty back at the shipyard this September and October.  She has been here for about four weeks getting minor repairs.  BBHS built a new bottom on the boat around 8-10 years ago, which was a major refit.  Five years ago, another major refit replaced all the topsides, from the waterline-up.

This visit Bounty had some bottom work and caulking to do, topside planking and new spars to build.  Refitting new fuel tanks, water tanks and some minor systems work, also needed to be done.

The  original HMS Bounty, which in April, 1789, dealt with a mutiny, which ultimately led to the ship’s sinking near the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific. This replica of the HMS Bounty was built in the early 1960s in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and has had a 50-year movie career.  In addition to “Mutiny on the Bounty,” it has also been featured in 1989’s “Treasure Island,” 2006’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and 2007’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

More pics can be seen on the HMS Bounty facebook page.