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Thursday, August 31, 2006

MHN Calendar: Olympia Harbor Days, Great Big Sea

Here's selected special events from the Maritime Heritage Network Calendar for Sept. 1-3, 2006.
  • Sept. 1-3, 2006: Festival, Olympia Harbor Days, South Sound Maritime Heritage Association, Price: Many activities free, Percival Landing, Swantown Marina, Olympia waterfront, Olympia, 360-556-0498,, Historic tugboats, model tugboats, human powered boat races
  • MHN also recommends the performance at Bumbershoot of Great Big Sea, Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs including sea chanties, which draw from the Island's 500-year-old Irish, English, and French heritage. The band performs Sunday, Sept. 3, at 8:30 p.m. at the Mural Stage.
MHN is always looking for more events for listing in its Calendar page. If you know of a maritime-related event in the Pacific Northwest, please send details to


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