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Few Big Boats, But Large Crowd Drawn to Boat Show


PORTLAND — The Maine Boatbuilders Show usually marks the approaching end of winter, but on this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend the show on the Portland waterfront seemed to be ushering in summer rather than spring. Although fair skies and near record temperatures might have discouraged indoor activites, this 25th edition of the show drew a steady steam of visitors throughout its three-day run ...


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The Maine Boatbuilders Show is the perfect place for older showgoers to indulge their interest in handsome small craft such as Brooklin boatbuilder John Brooks’ centerboard version of the Herreshoff 12½ and talk with maritime artisans from Hancock County and beyond or learn about the latest in marine gear and services. PORTLAND — The Maine Boatbuilders Show usually marks the approaching end of winter, but on this past StPatrick’s Day weekend the show on the Portland waterfront seemed to be ushering in summer rather than spring. Although fair skies and near record temperatures might have discouraged indoor activites, this 25th edition of the show drew a steady steam of visitors throughout its three-day runBy Saturday afternoon, more than one Hancock County boatbuilder said that they had already made several firm contacts that would likely lead to new construction or substantial restoration projects. Whether it was a sign of the economic times or simply a reflection of the logistical problems involved in moving yachts over the road, this year’s show featured mostly smaller boats. For more maritime news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio Latest Posts Steve RappaportWaterfront Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanStephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for more than 20 yearsA lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boatssrappaport@ellsworthamerican.com Latest posts by Steve Rappaport (see all) Scallop season continues - February 6, 2015 FERC blames Ellsworth dam owner for autumn fish kills - February 3, 2015 Lobster biologist Carl Wilson now heads DMR science programs - February 3, 2015 Related Posts Boatbuilders show coming Maine Boatbuilders Show is this weekend Portland boatbuilders show scores another “victory” broadstreet.zone(40378, {responsive: true}); Support LocalPure, natural and organic spring waterWhy carry water home from the store when we deliver right to your door? BPA Free bottles!Mount Desert Spring WaterRelief your way Downeast Maine's largest and most complete selection of vitamins and herbs.John Edwards Market We have just what you need!Shop our website for rebates, vendor specials and discontinued modelsBrown Appliance & Mattress broadstreet.zone(34420, {responsive: true}); Recent Posts Frost Fest descends on Bucksport Feb18-20 February 9, 2015 Sorting through the brake wear numbers game February 8, 2015 Ellsworth wrestling team wins first Eastern Maine title in school history February 8, 2015 Our Websites EllsworthAmerican.com MDIslander.comAbout Us Calendar Business DirectoryHelp Wanted Rental Listings Real Estate View & Purchase Photos Send Us Your… Submit a wedding or engagement Submit an obituary Submit a photo Submit news Submit a calendar event Submit a classified ad Contact Advertising American News Islander News Circulation Accounting Internet Services Editorial Contact Us Subscriptions Access your Ellsworth American digital edition   Access your Mount Desert Islander digital edition   Subscribe

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