2011 Nantucket Maritime Festival

Here on Nantucket we welcome the fall festivals with open arms. Last Saturday I photographed the 2011 Nantucket Maritime Festival held by the Egan Maritime Institute. The mission of the Nantucket Maritime Festival is to celebrate the joy of living on an island and to experience time-honored maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds us. It was a fantastic day with tons of free family activities. It was wonderful to see the community come together and I saw many people I hadn’t seen all summer!  Activities included touring the U.S. Coast Guard boats, a build your own boat contest, paddle boarding races, a shucking contest and tons more. High tide and an unseasonably warm day made for extra fun photos out on the docks. It’s a day like this that truly reminds me of how lucky we are to live here, and how lucky I am to photograph such a great community! Enjoy – Katie K.

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