See who comes out on top — Annapolis or Eastport — in the Maritime Republic of Eastport Tug of War Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Tug of War is an over-the-water endurance event with teams of no more than 33 tuggers on each side pulling on a specially made rope that is extended over the Annapolis Harbor in as many as seven heats or tugs. The teams set up on opposite sides of Spa Creek (aka The Gulf of Eastport): In Eastport on Second Street, next to the Chart House restaurant, and on the Annapolis side, at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock. The first tug takes place at noon.
Anyone interested in tugging can join a team on the spot starting at 10 a.m. the day of the event. Cost is $25, which includes a Tugger T-shirt.
After the tugs are over and the winnning side is declared, it’s party time with music, dancing, food and drinks on both sides. The Eastport Elementary School Band will kick things off in Eastport at 10:45 a.m. And, on the Eastport side, there will be an officially sanctioned chili cookoff.
Proceeds from sponsorship, sale of beverages and food, and tugger fees will benefit a number of local charities. Over $100,000 has been raised since the Tug began.
For details visit The Maritime Republic of Eastport website.