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Originally published in Compass, July 18, 2013
Boat show to highlight Deer Isle’s maritime heritage

The Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society will present the Deer Isle Boat Show on Sunday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 downtown Stonington.

Over 15 classic and contemporary boats will be displayed in the water and on land, showcasing vessels with a significant connection to Deer Isle-Stonington, including those that have been built on the island, have spent most of their life in island waters, or are representative of a boat that is of historical importance to the island, according to a news release. 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. Information: Wesley Norton, 650-5944 or; or