A Trio of Boating Opportunities in Midcoast Maine

From Bath to Rockland to Belfast, August 10-12 is shaping up to be the ultimate summer weekend on the Maine coast, with three unique opportunities to sample life on the coast.

In Bath, the Pride of Baltimore II will be open for tours at the Maine Maritime Museum and will also offer several public daysails throughout the weekend. This vessel, a replica of the topsail schooners used in the War of 1812, is an ambassador from the state of Maryland and a visit to Maine is a special treat indeed. For ticket information, click here.

In Rockland, the tenth annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with everything from the absolute cutting-edge of yacht design to traditional ships and motor yachts. With about 75 boats tied up at the dock at Waterfront Park and more than 300 exhibitors in the tents erected in Waterfront Park, the show is the perfect opportunity to see the best of the Maine coast (and beyond) all in one beautiful seaside location. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Finally, in Belfast visitors will be treated to tours of the H.M.S. Bounty, another replica ship with a colorful past. Bounty was built in 1960 for Marlon Brando’s role in “Mutiny on the Bounty” and was rebuilt a few years ago at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. If you’re looking for a taste of “Pirates of the Caribbean” (it was used in several of the films) or one of the Jack Aubrey books, this is the boat to see. The ship will be at the Belfast city dock through Sunday; for ticket prices and more information click here.