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The Dramatized History of the Bantry Bay Gig in Camden

July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

At Camden Library’s Amphitheater, Mick Delap, a writer, historian and avid sailor in retirement after a career in journalism at the BBC, and Apprenticeshop founder Lance Lee will host an interestingly presented history of the Bantry Bay Gigs of International Atlantic Challenge fame.

Delap, with a cast of actors, will perform a theatrical version of important moments in the gigs’ history accompanied by a duo from Belfast, Maine who will play Irish music on authentic instruments.

Following that, Lee will describe the modern history of the gig after it was “rediscovered” in 1944 and he’ll talk about the beginnings of the Atlantic Challenge and its mission to further international camaraderie among sailors. Following his presentation, he will invite the audience for a close look at a model of a gig that he will bring for the Q&A session.


Email Cayla at the Camden Public Library
Email Heidi Kaufmann at or call her at 207 326 9386.


July 16, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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