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Maine Boatbuilders Show, Portland, Maine - A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work.Location Portland Sports Complex 512 Warren Avenue Portland, ME 04103 Phone: (207) 775-1067 Artisan Boatworks - We’re excited for the upcoming Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland, March 23 – 25. Alec Brainerd and John Snyder will be there with BESHERTE, a Buzzards Bay 18 built at Artisan Boatworks in 2013, and CHRISTY, a 2011 Hampton Launch built by Dick Pulsifer. Both of these boats are for sale through Artisan Boatworks Brokerage, are in perfect condition and ready to launch. The Hinckley Company - The Morris M29 Daysailer will be on display with representatives and information on Hinckley Yacht Service, Morris Yacht Service and both Hinckley and Morris Sales and Brokerage.
SeminarsFriday March 23, 2018...
June 30, 1900 Eastern Yacht Club's Puritan Cup Race (off Marblehead): in 'hurricane-like' conditions..... All boats dropped out but two.... 'Athene' (106') and schooner, 'Constellation' at 136 feet....... In Herreshoff's words ...."Twice around the course they went, thirty miles in a howling northwest gale. 'Constellation' parted a halyard and 'Athene' broke her gaff jaw but they carried on and finished with 'Athene' winning seven minutes boat for boat and twenty-four minutes corrected time. As 'Athene' (CYRH) approached the finish line she got a heavy knockdown and became partly unmanageable. Although her topmast was housed and she was under jib and mainsail, the water came way up to her hatches; they could not get at the jib sheets to let her up in the wind and had to chop them with an ax. There was a remarkable photograph taken of 'Athene' in this race, and no doubt some of the readers have seen it at the Eastern Yacht Club.............. [caption...
This recording was made on 16 mm film in 1961 and recently digitized to video. Thanks goes to the help of the racers and the race committee who made the film possible. Lowell North and Bill Buchan are shown dueling for top honors. To view other videos produced by Franklin Clay Films go to www.wxyzvideos.com ...Read more