12th Annual MS Tugboat Muster
August 18, 2013
Portland Ocean Terminal at the Maine State Pier
Tugs leave pier at 12 noon
Scheduled start of the race is 1pm or immediately following the Lobster Boat Races
Join us on the Maine State Pier for another exciting afternoon of Tugboat fun!
Open to the public!
On Sunday morning, tugboats from around the state gather at the Maine State Pier for the start of the annual MS Tugboat Muster and Shoreside Exhibition. The work-horse event of the MS Harborfest weekend, it features a tugboat parade along the Portland waterfront, followed by tugboat races in the outer harbor and a pushing competition between the tugs.
Tugboats from Hartley Marine Services, Winslow Marine and Portland Tugboat, LLC have participated in the Tugboat Muster since 2002. Harborfest Tugboat Committee member Bill Van Voorhis says, "When you see five tugs lined up in Portland Harbor, it's a powerful spectacle. You can hear people cheering from the Eastern Promenade."
The free Shoreside Exhibition is held on the Maine State Pier in conjunction with the MS Tugboat Muster. For information, contact Sue Tidd at 207-781-7960 or Sue.Tidd@nmss.org.