Windjammer Weekend a Success Despite Earl

KnoxVillageSoup.com provided this synopsis of the Windjammer Weekend Festival, which took place last weekend in Camden, Maine. You can see videos of the event via the links below:

The Camden waterfront was alive with beautiful windjammers, throngs of visitors, live music and even a few pirates Saturday afternoon, despite weather problems that delayed the event’s opening.

The Windjammer Weekend Festival began Sept. 4, delayed due to concerns about Hurricane Earl. Heavy fog blanketed the harbor Friday night and rains hit it early Saturday morning, but by the time the festival kicked off the sun had come out, highlighting the scenic beauty of the community.

The storm did not cause any damage to vessels.

Festivities began with abbreviated opening ceremonies. Cannons were fired and people toured boats. Capt. Jim Sharp provided information about the seafaring heritage over loudspeakers.

Saturday’s events included a free rock concert with Paranoid Social Club and guests at the Camden Opera House.

On Sunday, events continued with a pancake breakfast and the Chowder Challenge.

The fireworks were rescheduled to 9 p.m. on Sunday evening, contingent on approval from the Coast Guard and Central Maine Pyrotechnics.

For the full story go to the Herald Gazette: Village Soup.

Videos from Village Soup:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuF69qq0NUo&feature=player

Windjammer festival musical interlude: Black Bess Davidson, a.k.a. Sunny Kirkham and Dead Tom a.k.a. Tom Kirkham of Glen-na-gael farm in Union get their pirate on at the festival in Camden.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGTF46JdlqY&feature=player

Camden Windjammer Festival 2010