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Eastport declared war–Tug set for November 8th, crack o’ noon

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MRE Tug XIV (44)It’s on!  The Maritime Republic of Eastport once again declared war against the mainland last night at the City Council meeting.

The MRE will once again instigate the annual Tug of War competition on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. Time: Crack ‘O Noon until 5:00pm. This annual rite of fall will include seven tug competitions held across the Gulf of Eastport (a.k.a. Spa Creek). Tug teams made up of competing businesses, service organizations, and anyone else feeling the need to “tug it out” will vie for the much coveted bragging rights as Tug champions throughout the afternoon.

Concurrent with the action will be two Tugfests held on both ends of the competition- at Second Street and Severn Avenue on the Eastport side and at Susan B. Campbell Park (City Dock) on the Annapolis side. The Tugfests, a combination of street vendors, children’s activities, musical performances and all around merry-making, start at 11:00am.  Admission to all MRE Tug of War events is free!


1. Eastport vs. Annapolis Tug of War

2. Susan Campbell Park at City Dock in Downtown Annapolis and 2nd Street by the Water in Eastport  — longest over water tug-of-war  — eastport side will feature a chili cookoff and annapolis side will feature a vendor fair, both sides will feature music and bands

3.  November 8th 10 am festivities begin, crack of noon tug begins — festivities go until 3-4 pm — tugs typically end by 2 pm ish but bands continue to play and food and drink and other activities go on…

Each tug team consists of 33 tuggers and individual tuggers and organized teams can participate.  Individual tuggers will be assigned to teams. More tuggers needed!

Both sides will have ATMs and restrooms available to spectators.

Interested in tugging? Need more information?

MainStreets Annapolis 

Maritime Republic of Eastport

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