Maine’s annual Boothbay Boat Builders Festival

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This year’s Boothbay Boat Builders Festival will be held on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in East Boothbay, Maine, at Shipbuilders Park/Ocean Point Marina. It is a celebration of the working waterfront and the recovery of Washburn & Doughty’s shipyard, following a devastating 2008 fire that destroyed the Maine shipbuilder’s facilities. The event will benefit the Boothbay Region Land Trust and includes visits to Washburn & Doughty, Hodgdon Yachts, and Nat Wilson’s sail loft.

On the docks there will be a line up of classic Lyman boats, small boats and tugs. Ashore there will be storytelling events for kids, boatbuilding demonstrations and talks and a nautical art show. Food and live music round out the day.

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By Ocean Navigator