Schooner Ren­dezvous docks in Cam­bridge this week­end

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CAM­BRIDGE — Schooners and other his­toric ves­sels will be docked in Cam­bridge this week­end at Long Wharf Park and at the Dorch­ester County Of­fice Build­ing for the 11th an­nual Cam­bridge Schooner Ren­dezvous.

Lady Mary­land, Sul­tana,

Prom Queen and the Jolly Dol­phin, a schooner built by Jim Richard­son, will join other ves­sels in the fes­tiv­i­ties. While docked, a num­ber of the ships will put out their gang­planks and in­vite the pub­lic aboard for tours and day sails.

The fes­ti­val will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 22, and Sun­day, Oct. 23. The schooners and other ves­sels also will be do­ing ed­u­ca­tional tours and pro­grams for school stu­dents on Thurs­day and Fri­day. The Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum hosts the event.

The Vig­i­lant Crew, a liv­ing his­tory group fo­cused on naval his­tory dur­ing the 17th and 18th cen­tury, will be set­ting up their en­camp­ment. More than 50 ven­dors will be on site sell­ing art­work, nau­ti­cal pieces, jew­elry and var­ied other items.

There will be day sails and dock­side tours, walk­ing tours of Cam­bridge’s his­toric High Street, live en­ter­tain­ment and fam­i­lyfriendly ac­tiv­i­ties. Dar­nell’s Bar­beque, Ch­e­sa­peake Gold Oys­ters and steamed crabs from Ocean Odyssey will en­hance the event with the tastes of the Eastern Shore.

Ad­mis­sion to the event is free; each ship sets ad­mis­sion prices for tours and sails. There’s free park­ing, and the shops and

restau­rants of his­toric down­town Cam­bridge are a short walk away.

“Come for an hour, come for the day, this is a unique op­por­tu­nity to see these ma­jes­tic ships up close and ex­pe­ri­ence the liv­ing his­tory of an en­camp­ment,” said Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Jane Devlin. “No mat­ter what your age, this event has some­thing for you.”

Open­ing cer­e­monies will be­gin at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 22, with a bless­ing of the fleet and wel­come ad­dress by Cam­bridge Mayor Vic­to­ri­aJack­son Stan­ley. The day fea­tures dock­side tours and pub­lic sails.

The Cho­rus of Dorch­ester will be per­form­ing at 10:15 a.m. The Com­padres, then, take the stage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are fol­lowed from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. by The Speak Easy Boys.

The Pa­rade of Sail will be held at 3 p.m. The Com­padres re­turns to the stage from 3:45 to 5 p.m. His­toric walk­ing tours through Cam­bridge will be held at noon and 3 p.m. Satur­day.

Sun­day’s sched­ule also in­cludes dock­side tours and pub­lic sails. The Com­padres per­form from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cook­ing With Fire takes the stage from 1 to 3 p.m., and they are fol­lowed by The Speak Easy Boys.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.Cam­bridgeS­choonerRen­dezvous.com.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Vig­i­lant Crew, a liv­ing his­tory group fo­cused on naval his­tory dur­ing the 17th and 18th cen­tury, will be set­ting up their en­camp­ment at the Cam­bridge Schooner Ren­dezvous.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

The at a past Cam­bridge Schooner Ren­dezvous.

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