STONINGTON, Maine — The Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society will present the Deer Isle Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. The event will showcase the island’s maritime heritage through a variety of local watercraft on display, children’s activities, exhibits, and boat models. The show will take place on the waterfront in scenic downtown Stonington.
More than 15 classic and contemporary boats will be displayed in the water and on land. The event will showcase vessels with a significant connection to Deer Isle-Stonington, including those that have been built on the island, have spent most of their existence in island waters, or are representative of a boat that is of historical importance to the island.
Boats on display will include a 1903 Wilbur Morse Friendship Sloop, an Arno Day built lobster style cruiser, and island-built peapods. Visitors will be able to meet and speak with boat builders and owners, and it will be possible to board many of the larger boats for an up close look. An indoor exhibit will feature boat models and half hulls.
The Deer Isle Boat Show is produced by the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Money raised through admission will go toward the operation and development of the Deer-Isle Stonington Historical Society. Admission is $5, with a maximum of $20 per family, and free to all island students.