It'll be another hot and humid weekend. It’s always cooler near water right, and tomorrow and Saturday you have the chance to be ‘on the water.’

Along the Bangor Waterfront, you can take free tours aboard a tug boat and an icebreaker.

See historic sea vessels and visit with folks at maritime education and career displays and it’s all free.

The mission of the Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association is to provide a historical perspective of the Penobscot River and its maritime travel.

And they are presenting a free event tomorrow and Saturday at the Cruise Ship Dock in Bangor.  Hours are Noon to 6 pm on Friday. And 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Tackle, serves many purposes, but one of the things the ship and crew do best is crush ice. The Tackle, a small harbor tug, is responsible for domestic icebreaking in the midcoast Maine area, including the Penobscot Bay, Penobscot River, and Kennebec River,

Courtesy of Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association
Courtesy of Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association
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The Tackle, along with other ice breakers in Maine’s fleet, carries out the Coast Guard’s mission to clear a navigable path through frozen rivers, making sure that important commerce interests can reach their destination.

It is always a magnificent sight to see these ships working the Penobscot River every winter.

You can tour Tour this Ship for free tomorrow and Saturday.

The Pentagoet is the heart of Maine Maritime Academy’s tug and barge operations program. It provides students with unique hands-on opportunities on the waters of Penobscot Bay to learn and practice the art of a wide range of boat handling skills.

Tour the Pentagoet, as well

Courtesy of Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association
Courtesy of Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association
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And if you have an interest in a career on the water, Visit with representatives from Maine Maritime Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Exhibit Tent, tomorrow and Saturday as well.

There will be a lot more activity in the Exhibit Tent.

Maine Savings Amphitheater 2022 Concert Line-Up

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