Every year in September Eastport and nearby Lubec Maine get invaded with rowdy, boisterous pirates.
This weekend September 9-11, Eastport Maine will be invaded by pirates of all ages. Lobster boat races, with American and Canadian vessels are part of the Eastport Pirate Festival. Come see, hear, participate in the fun to cheer on the fastest lobster boats.
Bed races with prizes of $1000 dollars on Main Street another popular annual element of this Eastport Pirate Festival too. Costumes in pirate garb are encouraged all weekend long. Two hundred years ago, Lubec and Eastport were one community.
This summer a Eastport Lubec ferry service was established to make things easier, more connected Downeast.
The ferry service also takes passengers to Campobello Island and the cottage of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. See some history and learn more about this special Maine coastal area of Washington County and Canada.
Come see the porpoise, whales, fishing boats, eagles and yes, pirates this weekend in all sizes but all loud with lots of personality. All looking for fun which should not be hard with the hard work local festival planners in Eastport have planned this weekend. Food, fun, something for the entire family.
Witness the Pirate invasion of Lubec and the festival in Easport Maine. Visit Downeast.
The Eastport-Lubec Ferry operates Tuesday through Sunday, leaving Eastport at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. It departs Lubec at 11 a.m., 1,3, and 5 p.m. Round trip tickets are $19.50, half price for residents of Lubec and Eastport. Bikes are $6; dogs and cats are free. For more information, call 853-2635, or go to www.EastportFerry.com.
Shiver your timbers, hob nob with pirates in Eastport and Lubec Maine this weekend in Downeast Washington County. Maine, big state, lots of water, woods, friendly people and plenty of wildlife.