GREENVILLE — The 2019 Moosehead Lake Yacht Club will hold its antique and classic boat show July 5-6.
This is an ongoing annual event aimed at encouraging the preservation, reintroduction and enthusiasm of classic, wooden and unusual boats and canoes. There will be a separate class this year for canoes. With a history of canoe making in the region, the local community is especially encouraged to bring out some of the old canoes that are hanging in their barns — cedar strip, birchbark, canvas covered, and early composite canoes. All are welcome regardless of state of preservation.
There is no registration fee for participants, vendors and those wishing to sell boats or
any nautical equipment. Registration takes place 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the MLYC headquarters at the Moosehead Aero Marine hangar — also known as Folsom’s hangar — on Lower Lincoln Street in Greenville.
There will be four different awards presented in each of the two divisions at the show. The Skipper’s Choice will be selected by boat owners; the People’s Choice by the general public; and prizes will be given to the owners of the Oldest Boat and Furthest Traveled Boat.
There will be a cruise to Hyde Island, BYO picnic, for club members and exhibitors on Friday. At 4 p.m, there will be a fleet review and cruise to West Cove. Tours of the Katahdin will be ongoing during the afternoon.
Saturday is a time for public viewing of boats, tours of Coves and Marine Museum. The Award Ceremony will be on board the Katahdin at 6 p.m. during the Commodore’s Reception. Raffle results for the Milt Christianson original painting will be announced. It is to be noted that the winner has the option of selecting a different painting if desired.
The club will also be participating in the Greenville Fourth of July parade. The Moosehead Lake Yacht Club began in 1908 at the Mt. Kineo resort hotel on Moosehead Lake and is primarily a social organization that strives to sustain the long tradition of boating on the lake and supporting local organizations such as the Moosehead Marine Museum.
More information and downloadable registration and liability forms are posted online at mlyc.me.
Contact Tarun Johns, chair, at 207-323-6161 or Bruce Marsh at 207-695-2046 for additional information.