If you were unable to get to the 30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival yesterday at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem, Massachusetts, (yes, that Salem, the Salem of the witches, though there were no witches in sight -- they had probably all been drowned by 17th century storms if not at the hands of the witch hunters -- sorry, back on topic), you missed not only a beautiful day, but a beautiful event. The sun and the sea breezes partnered with the planners of the event (perhaps to make up for the hurricane that cancelled last year's, the 29th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival), to make for a fun day for the hundreds (both children and grownups) who had travelled to the event from as near as Salem itself and as far away as Armenia, to visit the sailboats, powerboats and hand-powered craft that were the stars of the festival. Here are a few photos of the participants docked where visitors could board the boats, chat with the owners, and vote for their favorite. More tomorrow . . .
|Marash Girl's Favorite Little Boat|
|Ghost, Marash Girl's Favorite larger (power) boat, perhaps because of its name (given Marash Girl's origins), perhaps because of its history (see below).|