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Update on Pocket Cruiser Palooza : 


The Camden Harbormaster reported that the first annual Pocket Cruiser Paloozah was a fun filled success! "This is a great chance for local and almost local small boaters to come and show off their small boats and have a great time," said Harbormaster Steve Pixley. 

The 2016 pocket cruiser paloozah will be the second Saturday in June (June 12, 2016). There is a galley contest and awards are given to smallest galley, biggest, and cleanest galley. Also there is the very competitive who's got the most creative bottle opener! Other events are a dingy race for kids and adults, best story telling and of course the dance party! Stay tuned for more info!!

Happy cruising!!



POCKET CRUISER PALOOZA was JUNE 12-13, 2015


Camden’s “Small Boat Sail-in”

Boats under sail, power or paddle are welcome!


Cruise into Camden Harbor for fun events on the landing no dockage fees this weekend! Palooza visitors can enjoy lodging within walking distance at a special participant rate, so stay over Friday then join in the great day of activities planned for Saturday. The Palooza’s open to landlubbers too. Keep your receipts for anything you spend in Camden this weekend and have the amounts deducted from future dockage fees. The Pocket Cruiser Palooza is an event not to miss!


FRIDAY - Check-in any time from noon on


Lodging options include: 

Stay aboard the Windjammer Mercantile for $40

Rates at local inns discounted for Palooza visitors based on availability


Beer Palooza

Local bars choose offer Palooza cruisers half-price on their best beer. Vote for your favorite - winning bar to be announced Saturday during the awards.


SATURDAY - Check-in any time


Events at Camden Public Landing:

2:00 Boat Parade

2:45 Galley contest with Categories: cleanest, dirtiest, smallest, galley with most creative bottle opener

3:30 Kids’ Dinghy races - for dinghies under 9’

4:00 Dinghy races for 18 & up

4:45 Awards (includes galley contest winners & prizes for Islanders banners)

5:00 Cocktails aboard visiting boats and Schooner Appledore

5:30 Island Caretakers storytelling

6-7pm BBQ pot-luck for cruisers and locals

Entertainment: Traditional maritime music

7-10pm Dance to the music of DJ Terry Frank (shoes optional)

Let Harbor Master Steve Pixley know you’re coming: (207) 691-4314, spixley@camdenmaine.gov

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