2019 Hand Tub Muster Held in Bath
By ROBERT SPRAGUE, Correspondent | July 06, 2019 | MAINE
Story No. 070719102
Photo by B SpragueThe team foreman has a close eye on the flag and is ready to have the crew start pumping at the drop of his arm.
Photo by B SpragueGoing for distance.
Photo by B SpragueA class B hand tub
Photo by B Sprague
Bath, ME - The very first Hand Tub Muster was held in Bath back in 1849, and the event has been going strong every year since. This year's Muster was held on July 6th with seven teams participating, going for points with class 'A' and class 'B' tubs. The hand tubs have 15 minutes from the time they set on the block to pump as many or as few times as the foreman calls for. The hand tubs must be off the blocks within 15 minutes or the team loses their last pump. Both the 'A' and 'B' teams from Bath took home 1st place in their class. A great day filled with fun was had by all!
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