Historic ocean tug pulls into Harborfest

by Tim Flanagan on May 25, 2011

Rachel Pritchett has the story in the Kitsap Sun:

Kim Punt of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce leaves the antique Coast Guard tug Comanche on Wednesday. It is one of the vessels to be featured at this year's Harborfest, <a href=decease taking place at the Bremerton and Port Orchard marinas Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. Behind her are participants in the event's murder mystery Brain Sauer, left, and Jack Edwards. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN ” src=”http://media.kitsapsun.com/media/img/photos/2011/05/25/420110525173405002_t160.JPG” align=”right” />PORT ORCHARD — If there were ever any rivalry between the cities of Bremerton and Port Orchard, it has been put aside. Volunteers from both are working together to make the Kitsap Harbor Festival a success.

The event takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday on both the cities’ waterfronts, and includes entertainment, food, boat races, runs, pirates and car shows, all compliments of the Port of Bremerton aiming to boost tourism and promote interest in its marinas.

This year’s centerpiece for Harborfest is a World War II Navy tugboat then called the Wampanoag and now called the Comanche.

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