Originally published in Compass, July 31, 2014
Island maritime heritage showcased at boat show
The Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society will present the second Deer Isle Boat Show on Sunday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is both a fundraiser for the society and a way to preserve and communicate information about the Island’s maritime heritage, according to a news release.
The event will showcase that heritage through a variety of local watercraft on display, children’s activities, exhibits, and boat models. The show will take place on the waterfront in downtown Stonington at Hagen Dock, with an exhibit of James Robinson’s models, and more, at Penobscot East Resource Center on Atlantic Avenue.
It is anticipated that more than 15 classic and contemporary boats will be displayed in the water and on land. The event will feature vessels with a connection to Deer Isle-Stonington, including those that have been built on the Island, have spent most of their life in Island waters, or are representative of a boat that is of historical importance to the island. Among the boats will be John Williams’ working lobster boat, Ryan Larrabee’s brand new lobster boat and a peapod built by Jimmy Steele.
Visitors will be able to meet boat builders and owners and may board several of the larger boats. For more information, call the historical society at 348-6400.