Classic Small Boat Show to be part of Belfast Harbor Fest

Posted July 24, 2011, at 9:16 p.m.

BELFAST — A Classic Small Boat Show will be part of this year’s Belfast Harbor Fest to be held at Steamboat Landing on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Builders and owners of traditional small boats that can be hauled by trailer or atop a car are invited to exhibit and be eligible for awards for boats that showcase the traditions of the region’s maritime heritage and skills.

The show is open to owners and professional and amateur builders of small craft such as sailboats, rowing boats, launches and other pleasure and working boats. The boats should be less than 25 feet in be length.

Exhibitors may sell their boats and are encouraged to demonstrate boat-building techniques to the public. Commercial boat builders will be charged $25 to exhibit, but all other boat owners may participate without charge.

To register as a boat exhibitor, call Ed Williams at 338-2626; email etwilliams@msn.com; or visit www http://www.belfastharborfest.com to download an application.

In addition to the Classic Small Boat Show, there will be a 5K road race, a blueberry pancake breakfast, the National Boatbuilding Challenge, children’s nautical activities, Come Boating’s 11th annual regatta, exhibits and vendors and live music. There is a $4 charge for the breakfast, but otherwise admission is free.

On Sunday, Habitat of Humanity of Waldo County will hold a Habitat Lobster Gala fundraiser. Tickets for lobster (or steak), clams, corn on the cob, chips and homemade pies are $25 each. Tickets are available by calling the Habitat office at 338-2344 or from board members.

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