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Press Release: 7th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

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For immediate release - April 7, 2009
Where Tradition Shapes Innovation

August 7-9, 2009 Rockland, Maine
Timberframe and SailboatTradition shapes innovation in a timber-frame home from
Timber Frames by R. A. Krouse with the integration of solar power
and energy-saving systems. Photo credit: Jeff Scher
Tradition shapes innovation on a Pisces 21 by Classic Boat Shop,
in wood or composite construction, powered by the wind,
and with the option of an electric auxiliary motor.
Photo courtesy: Classic Boat Shop
CAMDEN, Maine - Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine will again present its annual boat and coastal lifestyle show on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine, August 7-9, 2009. The only in-the-water event of its kind in the state and perhaps the world, the show gathers some of the finest examples of Maine-built boats from rowing craft to sailboats and poweryachts, as well as marine supplies, fine furnishings and home wares, art and jewelry, and a new area dedicated to sustainable living and design. The show's theme of "Tradition Shapes Innovation" provides a lens through which to consider the enduring qualities of Maine-built products--classic, timeless designs that are durable, practical, functional, and beautiful. This collection of handcrafted essentials for coastal life reflects the traditions and styles of Maine's past, the innovation of design, and the emerging technologies that are shaping our future. This year's show keeps an eye to the future, alternative energy sources, biofuels, and community share agriculture and fishing are among the topics to be explored. "Resourcefulness and ingenuity have always made Maine craftspeople leaders in forward-thinking innovation, and we see that in the cutting-edge technologies--composites, wind, tidal, and solar power--that are being developed by Maine thinkers," said John K. Hanson, Jr., founder of the magazine and the show. "The premise that 'Tradition Shapes Innovation' will be evident as you walk around the show grounds and the docks." In addition to examples of Maine's signature architecture and hull designs, custom cabinetry, and artistic creations, there will be an eclectic mix of live music, local food delicacies, and two zany crowd favorites: the World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials and the Great Pen Bay Zucchini Boat Regatta. For more information about the show, its exhibitors, and collaborative community events, visit 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. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the premier magazine about life on the Maine coast, is celebrating its twenty-second year. Noted for eclectic 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 KnowledgeTM 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: Leila Murphy, 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