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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 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.  Ticket sales coming soon!

Host and Presenting Sponsor

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

Beer provided by:                                  Wine provided by:                       Signature cocktail by:


Event Sponsors


2016 Host Committee

If you would like to join the Host Committee for 2017, please contact Jack Phillips, Director of Development – or 207-761-8225.

Joel Antolini & Meeghan McLain
Tom & Liz Armstrong
Kelly Baetz & Scott Anderson
Blanche Belliveau & David Lyall
Roger Berle & Lesley MacVane
Stephen & Paula Birmingham
Sissy & Sandy Buck
Nicole & John Connelly
Noah & Chelsea DeLorme
Rich & Susanna DuBois
Mark & Pattie Fasold
Morris Hancock & Lin Peyton
Katie & Chip Harris
Alicia & Henry Heyburn
Liz & Lew Incze
Bryn & Joe Jerome
Jon & Cindy Knowles
Chris Korzen & Bethany Field
Bree LaCasse & Chris Moore
Geoff & Anne LaFond
Adam & Diana Lee
David & Anne McLain
Ben McCormack & Andrea Black
Ned & Allison Merrick
Peter Milliken & Linzee Weld
Peter & Lisa Molloy
Dewey Mote & Jess Lynch
Bo Norris & Cathy Houlihan
Seth Rigoletti & Gillian Schair
Lucas & Yemaya St. Clair
Alan Stearns & Austin Brown
Odette & Scott Thurston
Kent Wommack & Gro Flatebo

2016 Auction Items

Adventurous Joe Coffee – Roaster’s Choice Fair Trade, Organic, Whole Bean Three-Pack
BikeMaine – Two Registrations to the Maine Lobster Ride at Camden Snow Bowl
Carl Little – Signed Copy of Jeffrey Becton: The Farthest House
Casco Bay Lines – Mailboat Run Cruise for Two
Casco Totes – Day Tote Made From Recycled Sails
Cohill’s Inn, Lubec – One Night Stay and $50 Towards Dinner
DeLorme – Old School/New School Package featuring InReach Device and Regional Map Set
Devenish Wines – Private Wine Tasting For 8 With Professional Wine Geek Ned Swain
Dix Island Overnight – Donated by Sharon McHold
Doug Welch, MITA Executive Director – Powerboat Excursion on Arcturus
East Ender Restaurant, Portland – Dinner for Four Including Drinks
Eric Hopkins – Original Painting
Framed Aerial Photo Chart of Casco Bay, donated by Dan Carr
Henry Isaacs – Original Painting
Home & Away Gallery – Stone Seal and Beluga Sculptures by Iqaluit and Cape Dorset Artists
Inn at Diamond Cove – One Night Stay
Inn at Ocean’s Edge – Two Night Stay With Breakfast
Islesford Dinner Package – Water Taxi Ride to Islesford by Sail Acadia and Dinner at theIslesford Dock Restaurant
Jillian Herrigel – Original Painting
Katahdin Woods & Waters – Two Night Stay at Lunksoos Camp on the East Branch of the Penobscot River
Kokatat – Poseidon (Type III) and Maximus Centurion (Type V) PFDs
Landing Boat Supply – $50 Gift Certificate
Lindsay Hancock – Original Painting
LL Bean – Atlantic Stand-Up Paddleboard, Paddle, PFD, and Leash
LL Bean “Boot Tour” – See How the 100+ Year Old Famous LL Bean Bean Boot is Made! – Donated by Mark & Pattie Fasold
LL Bean Runaround Cruiser Bicycle, Fully Outfitted, Donated by Mark & Pattie Fasold
Maine Huts & Trails – Overnight Hut Stay For Two
Malone Auto Racks – DownLoader Fold-Down Kayak Carrier and SeaWing Kayak Carrier
Northern Outdoors – Whitewater Rafting for Two
NRS – Expedition DriDuffel Dry Bag and Anarchy Helment
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures – Two Nights of Camping for Two People
Patagonia – Nano Air Hoodies – Mens L and Womens M
PackIt Gourmet – Basic Camp Kitchen Pack and Gourmet Deluxe Meal Sampler
Portland Paddle – Spot for One Child in Paddle Camp
Portland Schooner Company – Sail for Two
Portland Sea Dogs
 – 4 Sets of 4 Tickets
Private Coastal Kayak Intermediate Skills Custom Lesson for up to 6 by ACA Level 3/4 Instructors, Donated by Suzanne Blackburn & Joe Guglielmetti
Rhum – Big Gun Seafood Tower
Ribbit Adventures – Casco Bay Adventure Tour for Two Aboard a 6.5 Meter RIB
Rising Tide Brewing Company – Private Brewery Tour and Tasting for up to 10 People
Round of Golf at Prouts Neck Country Club and Lunch at the Black Point Inn
Scales Restaurant – $250 Gift Certificate
SeaCliff Kayakers – Two Day Sea Kayak Instruction with John Carmody
Sea Tow – One Membership (Boats With Motors Only!)
Sunday River Golf Club – Foursome of Golf, Donated by Harris Golf
TACK Studios – “Island” Sunbrella Pillow for Boat or Home
The Waterfront Restaurant, Camden – $100 Gift Certificate
Yale Cordage – Exclusive Factory Tour for 4 and 200′ Anchor Rope
Zachary Keeting – Original Painting