This photo was recently donated to the Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation Research Collection by Barry and Jean Reese-Gibson. The Boothbay Harbor Tuna Club sponsored the tournament for many years during the 1970s and 80s. Barry and Jean were active in that organization and have donated photos and clippings for the Research Collection, a community sourced archive of working waterfront photos from the Boothbay Region. It is a collaboration among the Penobscot Marine Museum, the Boothbay Region Historical Society, and the Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation. If you have any personal recollections or memories relating to this photo from the Tuna Tournament we would love to add them to the photo record. You can contact us at BRMaritimeFoundation@gmail.com. For more information about the Research Collection, please visit our website. LINK
Photos from the Research Collection will be on display at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House during the months of August and September. A selection of 35 photos will be sold by silent auction. High resolution photo reprints will be framed in 16x20 frames, five will be reproduced as 30x40 prints on gator board. The public is invited to a reception at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House upstairs gallery on August 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM. The Opera House Gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 10-2, in addition to being open for ticket holders on the evenings of performances.