The Launch of the Friendship Sloop “Blackjack”

Jul 31, 2018 | C2 Productions, Featured, Going Places Video

The 118 year-old Friendship Sloop “Blackjack” was extensively refitted over 3 years at the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum in Rockland, Maine and then launched at the Snow Marine Park in the old tradition on July 7, 2018. The Blackjack returns to Penobscot Bay to become the oldest working fishing/lobster boat still in use in Maine. Members of the public can take tours on the sloop to observe and participate in lobster fishing as it was 100 years ago. The launch festivities included a team of oxen hauling the sloop to launch on rollers, fiddlers, a bagpiper, and a large crowd of admiring onlookers and helpers.