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Windjammer Days reminds us of Inn’s history

The Spruce Point Inn has 100 years of history, and one of the annual events that reminds us of that heritage is the Windjammer Days Festival in Boothbay Harbor.

The 50th annual Windjammer Days starts Sunday, June 24, and runs through Wednesday, June 27, and will be highlighted by a parade of fully rigged windjammers arriving in the harbor Wednesday afternoon.

The festival celebrates the days when wind-powered the ships sailing up and down the New England coast and were the best way to deliver goods over long distances. The Boothbay Harbor region has been the center of American shipping and ship-building for centuries.

The four-day festival includes sailboat races, a golf tournament, a unique antique boat parade, a lively street parade with the theme of "Welcome Aboard," incredible fireworks over the harbor on Wednesday evening, creative kids programs and games, free concerts, and an artist's alley and a craft show.

If you among the Inn’s guests during the festival, our shuttle van and launch give you easy access to downtown Boothbay Harbor, and the Inn’s location is a great spot from which to watch the fireworks!

To learn more about the Windjammer Days Festival, visit the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce or watch this great Windjammer Days video:  http://youtu.be/7ekoJ9THkzg