ROCKLAND — The annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show occurred once again at Rockland’s Harbor Park and Buoy Park from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15.

The event is hosted by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine and features a variety of Maine crafters, artisans and maritime companies.

Musical groups and local authors were also present throughout the weekend for performances and book signings.

Organizer John Hanson said he was thrilled they were able to hold the show this year, as they had to cancel the 2020 show.

“I didn’t realize how much I missed seeing these people,” Hanson said.

Part of the event was a display in Bouy Park with 200 years of Maine boating history, which was open to the public without admission to the show. This display featured styles of boats from canoes all the way up to the 3D-printed boat from the University of Maine system.

Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Tia Anderson was on site for the show. Anderson and volunteers were framing interior walls for the Philbrick Ave. project in Rockland, as well as taking donations and answering questions.

Kayla and Sam Selby of Wiscassett were among the volunteers at the show Aug. 13. The Selbys are boaters and frequent volunteers at the show. They said they love the show, the people and the magazine. Kayla said she felt so fortunate the event was able to happen this year.

Midcoast resident Liz Jenkins was another volunteer who was pleased to be at the show and meeting visitors from out of town.

“I think the community really values these moments of togetherness,” Jenkins said.

 

200 years of Maine boats historical display at the Maine Boats Homes and Harbors show Aug. 14. Christine Simmonds

A fully 3D printed boat on display courtesy of the University of Maine at Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug. 14. Christine Simmonds

 

Artist Mike Hankes of Coastal Carvings displays his work at the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug. 13. Christine Simmonds

 

 

Linda Andriko of Lewiston enjoys a cold Moxie after helping her father at the Maine Energy Systems booth in the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug. 14. Christine Simmonds

 

From left: Kayla and Sam Selby of Wiscassett volunteer at the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug. 13. Christine Simmonds

 

A young boater enjoys a kayak in the ocean at the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug.14. Christine Simmonds

 

A crowd admires a traditionally build canoe at the Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug. 14. Christine Simmonds

 

The Maine Boats, Homes and Harbor show in Rockland, Aug. 14. Christine Simmonds

 

Author Basha Burwell at the book signing for The Maine House at the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show, Aug. 14. Christine Simmonds