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Sailor's Prayer


Retrospective: 2015 Chicago Maritime Festival

The 2015 Chicago Maritime Festival, one of the largest and most diverse programs of its kind, had an exciting complement of performers, presenters, and exhibitors. We could not have done it without the tireless help of our 36 staff and volunteers or the generous support of our 33 sponsors, 23 silent auction donors, and, of course, the help of the staff and volunteers at the Old Town School.

This year, the festival served over 1,400 people with activities at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Maritime Museum, Grafton Pub, Corinthian Yacht Club, and a number of outreach locations including the Chicago History Museum. A variety of programs served the general public as well as students, seniors, and people with disabilities.  There were 23 lectures, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, and concerts presented by over 34 individuals and organizations from the Chicago Area, around the country, and across the ocean.