Maine Fun: Running of the Alewives in Damariscotta Mills

Image

While world travel fuels our dreams and fills our hearts, we just LOVE life here in small-town Maine!  The Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder hosted its annual Running of the Alewives race in honor of the fish that travel up the fish ladder each Spring to spawn.  Wooden fish are decorated and personalized, and then loosed on the ladder to race for prizes and bragging rights.  This fun activity is a fundraiser for the Fish Ladder Restoration Project, which works to restore and improve the fish ladder so it can keep helping the alewives, as it has for the past 200 years!

Image

Mark Becker and Russ Williams prepare to start the race!

We love the Fish Ladder and this event, so we contributed a Mexicali gift card as one of the prizes for the race champions.  Sally Mulligan won second place, so she gets to come have a fun day of shopping with us!  Congratulations, Sally!

Image

Sally Mulligan and her prize-winning fish!

About the Author

Posted by

Categories:

Uncategorized

Add a Response

Your name, email address, and comment are required. We will not publish your email.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The following HTML tags can be used in the comment field: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <pre> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

%d bloggers like this: