You’re standing on our top deck, and the Harbor is a churning mass of small vessels . . . Fishing boats, sail boats, tour boats full of passengers. Kids in row boats and dorys.
All of a sudden, someone spots the first prow to appear from behind Spruce Point in Linekin Bay and gives a shout. One after another they sail into Boothbay Harbor. First the American Eagle. Then the Heritage, the Eastwind, the Lazy Jack, and the Lewis R. French. Then comes the Spirit of Massachusetts, the Nathaniel Bowditch and the Sherman Zwicker.
Talk about taking your breath away.
This year is the 48th Annual celebration of Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor, and we’ll have eight Windjammers sailing into the Harbor for the two-day festival to be held on June 22nd and June 23rd. You can take a cruise on the Schooner Heritage, tour the Spirit of Massachusetts or just kick back and enjoy the live music.
We will even have an old-fashioned parade, (this year’s theme is “Our Happy Harbor”) and if it like previous festivals, there will be floats, marchers, bands and the Shriners in their little cars. Really!
Is that wicked cool or what? Nothing says “good times” like those guys and their little cars.
Finally, the two-day extravaganza will crescendo with fireworks and I can tell you with certainty that there is no better vantage point in Boothbay Harbor for watching the fireworks.
Take a look at our “Cure for the Summertime Blues” Special and enjoy a reduced room rate AND a $50 dinner gift card at McSeagulls.
(Thanks to the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce for putting together the schedule of events and the list of participating Windjammers.)