Freeport Historical Society will be host to an exciting day and evening on the waterfront in South Freeport on Saturday, June 22. Families and individuals are invited to come down to Brewer South Freeport Marine for a lively public celebration of Freeport’s maritime past, including tours and sails aboard the windjammer Frances, pirate-themed kids’ activities, guided historic walking tours, knot-tying and oyster-shucking demonstrations, and maritime shanties and jigs.
Also on hand, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, providing entertainment and education for all ages, will be the Compass Project, showcasing their skills in boat-building; the crew of the Frances, teaching knot-tying; Freeport Shellfish Commission and Maine Clammers Association, featuring a saltwater touch tank; Freeport Historical Society, leading guided walking tours of South Freeport; and Maine Oysters Inc., offering a sampling of their Flying Point Oysters. A tent for kids will feature face painting, pirate tattoos, photo booth, mini-boat building, and storytelling. Hannaford Supermarkets will offer festive barbecue fare for lunch, while Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company will serve up their famous chowder, all included in the entrance fee.
Harraseeket Heritage Day events will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Brewer South Freeport Marine, with an entrance fee of $5 per person, or $20 per family. Deck tours of the Frances will be held during that time and are included in the entrance fee. Guided walking tours are $5 per person and will be led by architectural historian and author, Annie Robinson.
Two-hour sailing tours will depart at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, with a limited supply of tickets for $30 per person available in advance. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent and must provide their own PFDs.
Harraseeket Heritage Day
Saturday, June 22; 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 per family
South Freeport Harbor at Brewer
31 Main Street, South Freeport ME