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Bowdoin, bats arriving for South Freeport festival


Bowdoin, bats arriving for South Freeport festival

FREEPORT — A day of maritime fun Saturday will be followed by a gala and silent auction at the first-ever Harraseeket Heritage Day and Harborside Gala to benefit the Freeport Historical Society.

Beginning at 9 a.m. June 23 at Brewer South Freeport Marine on Main Street, visitors will be able to view and tour the schooner Bowdoin, Maine's official sailing vessel. Crewed by students of Maine Maritime Academy, the ship is a training and goodwill vessel.

Crew from the Bowdoin and students from the Portland-based Compass Project will demonstrate oar-making and knot-tying techniques, and the Bowdoin will set sail for two-hour cruises at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The festival draws to a close at 3 p.m., and the Harborside Gala, featuring live and silent auctions and music by the Jason Spooner Trio, begins at 6:30 p.m.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, June 24, the fun moves inland as the the Freeport Historical Society hosts its third annual vintage baseball game between Maine-based Dirigo and a team from Ipswich, Mass.

The game, using rules from 1860, will be played at Pettengill Farm on Pettingill Road. For a modern touch, World Series trophies earned by the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and 2007 will be on display at the farm.