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Eastport Celebrates Bay Day on July 29th

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Eastport’s Third Annual Bay Day, a celebration of life on Passamaquoddy Bay will be held this Saturday, July 29th. It’s a free, fun filled day for kids and families sponsored by Sweeties Downeast and Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Eastport Rocks presents “The Great Golden Rock Hunt”. Sweeties Downeast, Moose Island Bakery, Dastardly Dick’s, Raye’s Mustard and Rosie’s Hot Dogs will each have hidden 5 golden rocks depicting a special treat. Searching commences throughout the island at 11am. There will also be golden rocks painted with a single letter. Rock hunters that find these rocks will meet at the fisherman statue at 3pm to present their rocks and receive their treats.
Tails of Quoddy Bay, an original puppet show trilogy written and performed by Eastport author Denise McCurdy, follows the adventures of a mermaid, Teeny Tiny and her nemesis Captain Nobeard, an evil pirate. Their 3 part escapades will be shown at 11am / Teeny Tiny Mermaid, 1pm/Pirate’s Revenge and 3pm/Liquid Gold at Sutherland Amphitheater on the sea walk.
US Coast Guard Eastport Station will conduct tours of the base and boats on the hour starting at noon. Meet at the station gate to be escorted through the facilities. The last tour departs at 4pm.
Kid’s and Family Karaoke with DJ Dirigo Sounds starts at noon under the tents by the fisherman statue.
Diving Eastport gives a glimpse into Passamaquoddy Bay underwater exploration. Experienced divers Val and John Feehan and David Norman will demonstrate scuba equipment and showcase amazing photos of sea life in our waters from noon until 4pm.
Downeast authors will be signing books and meeting and greeting fans under the tents. Sarah Graves, Home Repair is Homicide series will be on hand from 1pm until 2pm. Andy Martinez, author of Marine Life of North America and Pier at the End of the World will be signing books from noon until 4pm.
The Barracks Museum will be open from 1pm until 4pm for tours. Volunteers will be on hand to give insight into Eastport’s military history.
Windjammer Cruises will be setting sail on an Old Sow Whale Watch at 1:30. Come and see Old Sow at peak time and hear harrowing tales from Bob Godfrey, President for Life of the “Old Sow Survivor’s Association”.and the primary source on “Old Sow Whirlpool” an article in Smithsonian magazine.
The Peavey Library has sponsored “Create-a-Mermaid” workshops throughout July. These original artworks by Eastport’s youth will be displayed in downtown businesses in the coming week. A map is available at the library. Art will be presented under the tents on the 29th for a silent auction. Bidding commences at noon. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Moonlight Movies presents “The Finest Hours” at 8pm on the sea walk. It’s the true story of the US Coast Guard’s most daring rescue off the coast of New England. Rated PG13 with a running time of 2 hours. Admission is free of charge.
The day winds down at the Chowder House, which will be holding the first Mermaid Ball. Dirigo Sounds will be holding court. Get into the spirit with seaworthy costumes.