Mitchell Park and two docks in the Marina will be filled with beautiful hand-crafted wooden boats. A display of vintage and modern iceboats will complete the scene for an eye-catching dose of “maritime”.
Exhibitors demonstrate that our boatbuilding heritage still thrives on the East End. Boats in the park will range from immaculate antique Chris-Craft runabouts, elegant Gil Smith sailboats, sailing dinghies, to simple rowboats and kayaks. East End boat builders and restoration experts will show off their expertise and traditional skills. Enthusiasts and community boat shops will reveal their passion for handcrafted boats. The Orient Ice Yacht Club and the Great South Bay Scooter Club will describe how we go sailing all winter – on “hard water”!
Down at the dock, festival-goers can walk a waterside promenade in Mitchell Park Marina to view large wooden boats in the water. At 62 feet, the 1937 Picket Patrol yacht Zaida will represent Greenport’s major WWII anti-submarine efforts. East End Charters ketch Surprise will show visitors how to sail in comfort. Greenport’s Wooden Boatworks and Anders Langendal and Sons will display their expertise in building, restoring, and maintaining fine yachts.