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Old 12-31-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Will the Sardine drop take place tonight in Eastport?

Last edited by maine4.us; 12-31-2007 at 08:28 PM.. Reason: wrong fish
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I got the ball thing, but salmon? What's the story with that??
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Question Sardine drop in Eastport

From: The Biddleford Times:

New Year's Eve is happening in Eastport, Maine! The city will celebrate the New Year with the annual Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop from the Tides Institute and Museum of Art building at the heart of the downtown's new public space, Bank Square. The 'Sardine' will be lowered at midnight Eastern Time. A 'Maple Leaf' will be lowered at midnight Atlantic Time (or 11 p.m. eastern) as Eastport is poised just west of the Atlantic time zone with the Canadian islands of Deer Island and Campobello located just off shore in Passamaqoddy Bay. Last year a crowed of more than 300 revelers came to celebrate - twice - making it that much more fun.

Search me why they actually drop a salmon, but with all the snow, 300 people will be a huge turnout for Eastport! I hope someone from Eastport can give me the history of that one!!!

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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http://bayoffundy.blogspot.com/2007/...p-sardine.html

it's a sardine drop


darn it....brb.....
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Thanks Molly, can't drop the wrong fish!
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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lol....

Eastport was the sardine capital for a very long time....I can't quite remember the years and the history. But I did find this yesterday when I was looking for something else You may find it interesting.....


http://www.mdf.org/downtown/portal/eastport/history.html (broken link)


http://www.eastport.net/history.asp (broken link) this one is good too, though I bet you've all ready read it!

Last edited by mollysmiles; 12-31-2007 at 08:45 PM.. Reason: added 2nd link :)
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Can't wait to see the fish drop in person!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Can't wait to see the fish drop in person!!
AMEN!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Can't wait to see the fish drop in person!!
Me too! There was a picture in the Quaddy Tides of the Sardine and Maple Leaf being prepared for the drop. It's great that Eastport has found so many ways to celetrate its heritage at holiday times throughout the year. I look forward to participating in lots of things when I can be there full time.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Me too! There was a picture in the Quaddy Tides of the Sardine and Maple Leaf being prepared for the drop. It's great that Eastport has found so many ways to celetrate its heritage at holiday times throughout the year. I look forward to participating in lots of things when I can be there full time.
I saw that too! DH got a subscription for Christmas!-
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