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MS Harborfest Tugboat Muster

14th Annual MS Tugboat Muster
August 21, 2016
Portland Ocean Terminal at the Maine State Pier

Tugs leave pier at 12 noon
Scheduled start of the race is 1pm or immediately following the Lobster Boat Races

Join us on the Maine State Pier for another exciting afternoon of Tugboat fun!

Open to the Public! On Sunday morning, tugboats from around the state will gather at the Maine State Pier for the start of the annual MS Tugboat Muster. A classic part of the MS Harborfest Weekend, it features a 1 p.m. tugboat parade along the Portland waterfront, followed by tugboat races in the outer harbor and pushing competition between the tugs.

The Tugboat Muster begins immediately following the MS Lobster Boat Races.

“The MS Tugboat Muster is a fun day for family and friends to show off what these waterfront workhorses do on a daily basis ,” says Captain Brian Fournier, President of Portland Tugboat Company. “Helping fellow Mainers who live everyday with MS, dealing with symptoms that can change from day to day, and can take away their ability to work...that’s a very worthy cause.”

Tugboats from Hartley Marine Services, Portland Tugboat, LLC, and Winslow Marine have participated in the Tugboat Muster since 2000.

For more information contact Sue Tidd at 781.2088 or

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