Join the MITA community as we kick off the 2017 boating season in style! 

We’re looking forward to an exciting night of food, music, camaraderie, and more on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6-9 pm at East Coast Yacht Sales in Yarmouth, Maine.  Help MITA fund a busy summer of caring for wild islands, and connect with fellow boaters, conservationists, and island lovers.

Bid early and often on coastal adventures, rare experiential opportunities, boating accessories & apparel, and outdoor gear at our silent auction, and enjoy hearty seafood fare, beer, and wine while you explore!

Host and Presenting Sponsor

Music by:

The Gather Rounders: Lincoln Meyers (guitar), Ron Cody (banjo), Wendy Cody (bass)

Beer by:                                                       Wine by:


Signature cocktail by:                           Food by:


Event Sponsor                                Media Sponsor


Honored Guest

Exclusive Raffle Items to Benefit Special Jewell Island Improvements

Yeti Hopper Two 40 Cooler

Katahdin Woods & Waters Package, including an Overnight at Mt Chase Lodge, Maine Beer Company Woods & Waters IPA, Thoreau’s Maine Woods Photography Book and Katahdin Woods & Waters Hat

Featured Silent Auction Items

Matt Russ – Original Painting: “View From Hoyt’s Point” Oil on Canvas

Eric Hopkins – Original Painting: “Diamonds in the Bay” Watercolor, Gouache, Crayon and Graphite on Paper with Maine-made, hand-built frame by Casco Bay Frames

Sea Cliff Kayakers – 2 Days of Private Sea Kayak Coaching with John Carmody for up to 6

16′ Ranger Rowing Skiff Donated by Virginia Betts

EXCLUSIVE Ram Island Lighthouse Tour Donated by Owner Jeff Florman

Henry Isaacs – Original Painting: “Aunt Betty’s Pond” Oil on Linen

LL Bean – Stand-up Paddleboard Package, including PFD, Paddle, and Leash

Cohill’s Inn, Lubec – Weekend Getaway: 2 Night Stay, Credit Towards Dinner & Drinks, and Half Day Photography Experience with Owner Glenn Charles

Yale Cordage – Exclusive Factory Tour

Lindsay Hancock – Original Painting: “Somewhere In Muscongus Bay 2017” Oil on Canvas

Three Rivers Whitewater – 2 Day Overnight River Trip for 2 on the Kennebec or Penobscot & 2 Night Stay at the Inn by the River

TACK studios – 1 Hour Yacht Design Consultation & Island Pillow

K&C Ocean Adventures – Custom Sunset Charter on Casco Bay with Captain Scott Smith

Long Weekend in Acadia Donated by Odette Thurston

LL Bean Acadia Cruiser Bicycle Donated by Mark & Pattie Fasold

Hyperlite Moutain Gear – Summit Pack and Roll-Top Stuff Sacks

Overnight Trip to Dix Island Donated by Sharon McHold

True Course Yachting – Complimentary Boat Detailing

Private Cruise with Lunch Donated by Tom Franklin

Kokatat – Gift Cards

The Press Hotel in Portland – 1 Night Stay

Inn at Ocean’s Edge – 2 Night Stay in an Ocean View Room with Breakfast

Casco Bay Catamaran Adventures – 3 Hr Private Tour of Casco Bay

Devenish Wines – Private Wine Tasting for 8
Local Muscle Movers – Winter Storage for 2 Kayaks
ARTiPLAQ – Mounted Charts of Mount Desert Island and Casco Bay
Randall Williams – Private Coastal Sightseeing Flight
Patagonia – Men’s and Women’s Houdini Jackets and 60L Black Hole Duffel
MTI Adventurewear
– APF and Thunder R Spec PFDs
Home & Away Gallery – Reclining Seal Sculpture by Cape Dorset Artist Noah Jaw
Northern Outdoors – Whitewater Rafting Trip for 2
Malone Auto Racks – DownLoader Fold-Down Kayak Carrier & J Pro 2 Kayak Carrier
Two Night Stay in Camden Donated by Nick Battista
Big Tree Hospitality – Gift Certificates to Eventide, Hugos, and the Honey Paw
Bufflehead Sailing Charters – 3 Hour Cruise Aboard Gaff Sloop Bufflehead
NRS – Expedition DriDuffel Dry Bag
Maine Huts & Trails – Overnight Stay for 2
Washington Avenue Night Out: Hardshore Distilling Company – Private Distillery Tour and Cocktails for 4 & Izakaya Minato – Gift Certificate
Sea Tow – SeaTow Membership and Gift Bag
Rising Tide Brewing Company – Private Brewery Tour and Tasting for up to 12
Packit Gourmet – Basic Camp Kitchen Pack & Deluxe Meal Sampler
East Ender Restaurant – Dinner for 4 Including Drinks
Dophin Marina and Restaurant – 50% Off Lunch or Dinner and Free Overnight Mooring or $35 Off a Slip
Portland Paddle – Gift Certificate for Sea Kayak & SUP Tours, Lessons, and Rentals
Islesford Dock Restaurant – Gift Card
Ned Merrick Originals – Hardwood Cutting Board
Waterfront Restaurant in Camden – Gift Certificate
BikeMaine – 2017 Maine Lobster Ride Registration
Great Lost Bear Restaurant – Gift Certificate
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures – 2 Nights of Camping for 2 People
Casco Totes – Day Tote
Kim Bernard – Upcycled Bicycle Tire Tube Purse and Upcycled Crocheted Plastic Purse
Food Fight – Inside the Battle for Market Basket DVD & Book Package Donated by Melissa Paly
Good To-Go – 5-Pack of Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals
WoodenBoat – 1-Year Subscription to WoodenBoat Magazine and Hat
Landing Boat Supply – Gift Certificate
Thirsty Pig Restaurant – Gift Card and Tote Bag
Portland Sea Dogs (via WB Mason) – 4 Sets of 4 Tickets
Atlantic Coastal Kayaker – Two Year Subscription
Casco Bay Lines – Mailboat Run Cruise for 2
Adventurous Joe Coffee – Roaster’s Choice 3-Pack

Host Committee

Paul & Meredith Allen
Joel Antolini & Meeghan McLain
Steve Barr & Martha Leggat
Nick Battista & Meredith Mendelson
Roger Berle & Lesley MacVane
Stephen & Paula Birmingham
Sissy & Sandy Buck
James & Beba Cabot
Nicole & John Connelly
Sara Crisp & Gregg Lipton
Noah & Chelsea DeLorme
Oakley Dyer & Jill Sady
Katie & Peter Eichleay
Mark & Pattie Fasold
Lindsay & Bill Hancock
Morris Hancock & Lin Peyton
Alicia & Henry Heyburn
Liz & Lew Incze
Bryn & Joe Jerome
Tony & Hilary Jessen
Joel Johnson & Emmie Theberge
Jon & Cindy Knowles
Bree LaCasse & Chris Moore
Geoff & Anne LaFond
Rebecca & Michael Lambert
Adam & Diana Lee
Ben Leoni & Reade Wilson
David & Anne McLain
Ned & Allison Merrick
Peter & Lisa Molloy
Doug & Tara Moran
Chip Newell & Susan Morris
Bo Norris & Cathy Houlihan
Richard Perry & Elaine Carlson
Karen & Ford Reiche
John Ryan & Jenny Scheu
Steve & Lynn Smith
Carl & Judith Spang
Lucas & Yemaya St. Clair
Alan Stearns & Austin Brown
Jack & Susan Thomas
Odette & Scott Thurston
Kim & Jeff True
Jeremy & Amy Wintersteen