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SailMaine Marine Swap-a-Palooza

Posted by Tall Ships America on April 21, 2014

It was cool and rainy in Portland, Maine, but it didn’t stop hundreds of maritime enthusiasts from heading down to the waterfront for SailMaine’s Marine Swap-a-Palooza on April 5th. Whether you were in the market for nautical books, looking to buy a used racing boat, or hoping to run into sailors you haven’t seen in years, Swap-a-Palooza had it all. I walked away with a new (to me) Davis sextant and a generously-gifted copy of Bowditch.    4-11-14 017

I also had the opportunity to talk with Alan and Judith, who were there to sell two beautiful wooden canoes; to discuss maritime education opportunities with Barry, Director of Advancement at the Landing School; to watch an adjacent regatta with Scotty, High School Program Manager at Sail Maine; and to trade SailMaine and TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® updates with Janet, Executive Director of Sail Maine.

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All in all, it was an exciting morning of nautical treasures and conversations. Follow our TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® blog for the latest updates on marine-related events and our maritime adventures.

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