OSWEGO, New York – The Oswego Festival of Sail has partnered with National Grid for the upcoming tall ship event set for June 25, 26 & 27 in the Oswego Harbor, according to Festival of Sail Committee Member and Broadwell Properties owner Shane Broadwell.
National Grid will be Chief Petty Officer Sponsor after recently donating $1,000 to the upcoming festival.
â€œWe greatly appreciate the support that National Grid has provided to the Festival of Sail event,â€ said Broadwell. â€œThe community support has been tremendous and weâ€™re grateful for the outreach and leadership of partners like National Grid.â€
The three-day festival will include deck tours of the tall ships Pride of Baltimore II, Lynx, and Unicorn, as well as maritime discussions, a family treasure hunt, childrenâ€™s activities, music, and sail aways on the Lynx.
The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Oswego West Pier and H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego, will cost $10 per single adult, $8 for Seniors 65 and over, $5 for youth ages 5 to 16, free for children under 5, and/or a flat fee of $25 for families of six persons. If you wish to participate on a sail away there will be a separate fee.
The event is also being sponsored by North Shore Oil Company, Dunkin Donuts, Best Western Captainâ€™s Quarters, Step One Creative, Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism, City of Oswego, The Palladium Times, Eagle Beverage, NRG, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Port of Oswego Authority, and Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
â€œNational Grid is pleased to partner with the Festival of Sail Committee and the Oswego community on this wonderful, inaugural event,â€ said National Grid Executive Account Manager Tim Murphy. â€œOur local history is a perfect complement to the visiting tall ships, and weâ€™re looking forward to the educational venue they will provide during the festival.â€
The weekend schedule will be as follows:
Friday, June 25 â€“ Community welcome.Â Dedicated to families and our Active Duty, Reserve and Retired Military men and women. All military will be offered a 50% discount on their admission on Friday by showing their military ID. Water related youth activities will highlight the day. Along with tall ship tours, sail aways on the Lynx, tours of H. Lee White Marine Museum, and historical presentations will take place throughout the day.
Saturday, June 26th â€“ â€œDunkinâ€™ Donuts Dayâ€ at the Oswego Festival of Sail. Tall ship and museum tours, sail aways on the Lynx and youth activities.Â The Oswego Festival of Sail Stage will feature The Cortini Brothers with Tommy Ciappa and Joanna Jewett from 3-5:30pm. Â Additionally, the Oswego Station of the US Coast Guard will have their 47-foot Motor Life Boat available for tours on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, June 27th â€“ Tall ship and museum tours, sail aways on the Lynx and youth activities.Â The Oswego Festival of Sail Stage will feature Doc Apple from 3-5:30pm in concert on the main stage.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the H. Lee White Marine Museum.
To book a ride/seat for a sail away on the Lynx please call 1-(866) 446-5969 or go to www.privateerlynx.org.
For more information on the Oswego Festival of Sail event or for sponsorship opportunities please call (315) 402-8802 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or search Oswego Festival of Sail 2010 on Facebook.