54th annual sloop homecoming sails through Rockland
Rockland — The Friendship Sloop Society held its 54th annual homecoming events beginning July 12.
The sloops started with a race in Southwest Harbor then held a rendezvous in Pulpit Harbor before cruising into Rockland Harbor July 16.
Races were held daily July 17-19 off the Rockland Breakwater, and a parade was held July 19.
The sloops will depart Rockland for their respective homeports Sunday, July 20.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.