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Press Release: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Welcomes New Manager

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For immediate release - October 2, 2008
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Welcomes New Manager
Leila Murphy, Show Manager
Rockland, Maine: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Leila Murphy as the new manager for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, replacing Mary Carey who is stepping down after six years on the job. The annual boat and home show, held during the second weekend in August, has become one of Rockland’s premier summer events on the waterfront. Murphy is a familiar face in the area. She grew up in Waldoboro, then worked in Washington, D.C., where she was a project manager for an interactive web development company and a program manager at the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. After coming back to Maine, she worked for several midcoast nonprofit organizations, serving as Managing Director of Salt Bay Chamberfest and as Development Coordinator for Atlantic Challenge before joining the MBH&H team in March. Publisher John Hanson said, “Leila brings a wealth of experience in project management, a nice sense of humor, a collaborative spirit, and a roll-up-your-sleeves enthusiasm to this job, and we are thrilled to have her on board.” The 2008 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show was the sixth annual, and brought some 12,000 people to Rockland from all over the region and beyond over its three-day run. Some 70 boats were on display in the water plus another 30 on land. In addition, seven tents plus the Rockland Yacht Club building were filled with fine furniture, marine gear, architectural displays, artwork, crafts, gifts, clothing, and house wares. The 2009 show will be held August 7-9, 2009. The MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW was founded in 2003 by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Held annually during the second weekend of August in Rockland, Maine, the show attracts thousands of attendees from all over the country and world. Known for its authentic architecture and lovely ship captains' homes, Rockland is a popular summer destination with restaurants, cafés, shops, bookstores, a movie theater, and galleries. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the premier magazine about life on the Maine coast, is celebrating its twenty-first year. Noted for its eclectic and award-winning coverage of all aspects of coastal living, the magazine covers everything from maritime matters and natural history to boats, homes, fine art, and food. Published out of nearby Camden, the magazine has loyal subscribers around the world and more than 100,000 total readers. The award-winning online edition at is filled with original content, photo galleries, tide charts for Maine and New Hampshire, guides to products and services, and Local Knowledge® to help visitors enjoy the Maine coast. Show hours: Friday and Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4. Admission $10 cash only; 2-day passes $15 per person; 3-day passes $25 person available at the gate. Children under 12 admitted free of charge. No pets allowed on show grounds. For more information: Mary Carey, MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW, 207-236-8622;; Media Contact: Leila Murphy, email: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, P.O. Box 758, Camden, ME 04843; 207-236-8622; 800-565-4951