Sunday, Sept. 17 was a picture perfect day for a Memorial Boat Parade in honor of longtime lobsterman and fisherman Thurlow “Butch” Brewer, who died Dec. 29, 2022.
Forty boats captained by family – both blood and fellow lobstermen – friends and neighbors followed Brewer’s grandson, Capt. Nicholas Morley, aboard his seiner Steadfast with most of the family aboard.
Spectators watched from the Boothbay Harbor Town Landing, Fishermen’s Memorial Park, Harbor Bait and other locations.
Following the boat parade, a Tall Tales event, to feature anecdotes about the beloved brother, uncle, father and grandfather, was held at Whale’s Tale in Boothbay Harbor.