Join us and the Boston Harbor Island's National Park
partnership to celebrate "Island Splash", our first "Gulf
of Maine Day", and help kick off National Safe Boating Week. It should
be a great day of fun in Boston Harbor, home of remote islands with an
Take the ferry from Fan Pier, in the heart of Boston, where the Expedition
team and local outfitters (Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob Smith's Wilderness
House, and MTI Adventurewear) will demonstrate sea kayak safety skills
and rescue techniques.
The Expedition will also join festivities at the Thompson Island Outward
Bound Educational Center. Scheduled activities include: music, a presentation
of the Gulf of Maine and the Expedition, kayak skills and safety, Leave
No Trace workshop for paddlers, scavenger hunts, an evolving Gulf of Maine
Mural Project, tours of the island, concessions, and exhibits from Park
The event is free but there is an $8 charge to ride ferries to the islands.
Ferries depart Fan Pier at 10:30 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30, and 3:00 p.m.
Partners involved include the U.S. Coast Guard and local, state, federal
agencies and non-profit organizations.