Camden Windjammer Festival Kicks off
Maine’s historic fleet of windjammers is on display at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. The festival kicks off Friday with the arrival of the windjammer fleet, a dinner auction, music and a fireworks celebration over Camden Harbor. It continues Saturday and Sunday with boat parades, music, food and maritime exhibits and demonstrations. In addition to the 14 windjammers on display, festival-goers can also visit the 567-foot Navy ship Normandy, which will be anchored outside of the harbor during the festival. Festival organizers say thousands of people attend each year to celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage from the age when majestic schooners were launched in Camden to today when elegant modern-day sailing yachts visit port.