Tall Ships Will Sail Up The Penobscot This Summer To Visit Bangor
For the first time in 36 years tall-masted schooners will be moored between Bangor and Brewer.
We're excited that such a maritime spectacle will be part of Maine's Bicentennial celebration! With stops in Castine, Searsport, Bucksport, and then Bangor, organizers are calling it the Four Port Loop, and it will take place July 8th through the 14th coinciding with various festivals at each port.
Back in Bangor's heyday, the 19th century, these ships were a common occurrence traveling up and down the Penobscot River to and from the gulf of Maine, but not since 1984 have they been seen this close to Bangor.
Amazingly, one of the ships, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry out of Rhode Island, will not be able to make it past the Penobscot Narrows Bridge between Verona Island and Prospect, because it is too tall at 131 feet tall to safely make it underneath, according to the Bangor Daily News.
We can't wait to see the Penobscot come alive this July!