Whale Park - The Hub of Windjammer Days...

pancake breakfast

Tuesday, June 25
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, June 26
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast in downtown Boothbay Harbor at Whale Park cooked up for you by some local Fire Fighters!  All proceeds from this event will benefit our local fire department to help them keep us safe.  

red cloak haunted history Tours

Tuesday, June 25 -7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 26 -7:30 PM  
Thursday, June 27 - 7:30 PM

While the light of the day begins to fade, take a lantern lit walk with the mysterious "Lady in the Red Cloak" as she shares seafaring superstitions, Windjammer history, pirate tales, and ghost stories of early Boothbay Harbor. Red Cloak Haunted History Tours last about 90 minutes and are appropriate for all ages. Participation is by reservation only - 207-380-3806.

Red Cloak Maritime History Tours

Sunday, June 23 - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 25 - 1:00 PM
Thursday, June 27 - 1:00 PM
Friday, June 28 - 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 29 - 1:00 PM

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Walk in the actual footsteps of local sailors & fishermen and learn about the colorful maritime history of Boothbay Harbor, including schooners, fisheries, rum-running, lighthouses and more. Were there sea serpents in the harbor? What about pirates? Come along, bring your singing voice for shanties, and learn more about the Boothbay Harbor waterfront. The moderate walk, suitable for all ages. Maritime History Tours lasts approximately 90 minutes and is by reservation only. Please allow ample time to find parking. If you try to book tickets at the last minute and it says we are full, please call us! Sometimes we have cancellations. 207-380-3806

lobster eating contest

Wednesday, June 26
12:30 PM

Open to all to participate. Want the bragging rights? Each participant purchases two lobsters. All you have to do is get the lobster meat out of its shell and eat it quicker than anyone else! The person who can pick out and eat both lobsters – claws, knuckles and tail first, wins!  Sign up at the Friends of Windjammer Days Tent in Whale Park.

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Lobsters compliments of:


Thank you to our generous sponsor
for this event:


cod fish races
Wednesday, June 26
2:00 PM

(actually it's haddock or cusk since cod fishing has been shut down in the Gulf of Maine but we can't seem to bring ourselves to change the name)

Grab some friends and form a team.  One member of the team dresses in oil pants, jacket, and boots and carries two fresh smelling fish around a short course by Whale Park. Upon return, they trade outfits and fish with the next member of the relay team.  First team with all its members back to Whale Park wins!   Open to the public, teams of 4, sign up in Whale Park at the Friends of Windjammer Days Tent.

click here for entry form

Fish for the race compliments of:


And to make things even more exciting, this year our sponsor has added cash prizes to this event! So join in the fun, put on the slicks, and you could win some cash:
1st Prize   $100
2nd Prize  $  75
3rd Prize   $ 50
Judges Choice $25
BRHS Team Fund Award  $100
Surely, it's worth carrying a smelly fish or two!

Thank you to our generous sponsor for this event:


Oilskins provided by:


We had an “official photographer” (Jim Newton) please go to his website at http://www.newtonslight.com to see pictures!