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Pre-Fling Into Fall & Model Pumpkin Boat Competition

October 5, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Included with Museum Admission

11:30am-Noon -Yard in the Yard Demonstration Help furl the square sails on our Downeaster mast in the yard.

Noon – Presentation & Book Signing John Anderson will discuss his new book Borne on the Wind: the Life and Journals of Captain Anders Anderson. A Swedish immigrant, Captain Anderson sailed schooners out of Stonington, Camden, and Rockland in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

1pm – Model Pumpkin Boat Competition II Bring your model pumpkin boat to compete in our second annual competition. $5 registration fee, free museum admission with model pumpkin boat entry.

See details below.

2pm-5pm – Scarecrow Vignette Building Help museum staff & volunteers create this year’s Fling Into Fall scarecrow vignette to be entered into the scarecrow competition on October 12th.

Model Pumpkin Boat Competition II Details:

In the second year of this event, we challenge you to make a model boat out of a Pumpkin! Bring your model pumpkin boat to the Penobscot Marine Museum on Saturday October 6th to compete. PMM staff will judge entries using a point system based on size, composition, creative use of pumpkin, overall look, ability to float, and speed. The winner will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% will go to the Penobscot Marine Museum to help support programming like this!

Rules & Regulations

* A member of the gourd family (pumpkin, squash, cucumber, zucchini, melon, etc.) must be a key component of the model boat

* Must float

* Must be able to move from A to B without human contact (all boats will be timed to travel across our small pool)

* Must be under 12″ tall by 12″ wide by 12″ deep

* All boats must arrive before 1pm on Saturday, October 5th. Judging begins at 1pm.

To register, call 207-548-2529 or email jganskop@pmm-maine.org.


October 5, 2019
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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