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Chicago Maritime Festival – February 23

February 23 the Chicago Maritime Society will host the 6th annual Chicago Maritime Festival. Since the first festival in 2003, Torresen Marine has been a proud sponsor, providing support services to the event.

If you are in the Chicago area, please consider attending this event and learning more about our maritime heritage.

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM:
Seminars, workshops, exhibits, etc.
Common Times, in cooperation with the Chicago History Museum and The Chicago Maritime Society presents an international gathering to celebrate Chicago’s diverse marine community and maritime heritage. Daytime activities include seminars, workshops, lectures, films, and exhibits on a broad range of topics such as underwater archeology, the Eastland, the Endurance, lighthouses, ballads, shanties, life at sea, model shipbuilding, environmental issues, boating safety, weather, shipwrecks, diving, art, canoes, voyaging, and tall ships. There will also be some activities for children. Admission: $10.00 Adults, children 12 and under free.

7:00 -10:30 PM:
Maritime Music Concert

An international concert will feature critically acclaimed performers from around the country and across the sea including Dick Holdstock and Allan MacLeod (England, Scotland), Northern Neck Chantey Singers (Virginia), Debra Cowen (Massachusetts), Walter Askew (California), Tom and Chris Kastle (Chicago) and others. Admission: $20.00.

Concert and daytime activities: $25.00. ($20.00 by February 15, 2007). 10% discount for CHM or CMS members. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 773-774-7216.

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