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News Nov 23, 2018

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce 2018 Awards

2018 Heritage Preservation Award


Heritage Preservation Award – Schooner Boyd N. Sheppard and Schooner Ladona

This award recognizes a person, business, or organization whose contribution has resulted in the preservation or enhancement of the history, maritime heritage, or quality of place in our communities.

The Chamber recognized the amazing restoration of two legendary local schooners.Katie & Adam McKinlay purchased the former Isaac H. Evans last year, conducting significant renovations while returning her to her original name – the Boyd N. Sheppard, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991.Noah & Jane Barnes, and JR Braugh, purchased the Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch, fully restored it, and returned her to her original name as well – the Schooner Ladona.Both vessels are part of the unique treasure that is our Schooner fleet in the Camden-Rockland Region.

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