Tug of War

 

Last Year: Tug of War XV

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - crack o'noon

Annapolis won. MRE had a great party!

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tug score sheet

The Tugs

Things are different this year. The Annapolis side is organizing! The MainStreets Partnership is heading up the Annapolis side and there will be parties on both sides.

EASTPORT

ANNAPOLIS

 

tug flyer
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past tugs

The First Responders Tug
Annapolis Firefighters
sponsored by
Mercedes of Annapolis
Annapolis Police
WINNER 16 SEC
The Bars Tug
Fourth Street Bars
sponsored by
Boatyard Bar & Grill and Davis' Pub
WINNER 57 SEC
Annapolis Bars
The Military Tug
THE LONGEST TUG
Army
sponsored by Old Line Bank
Navy
WINNER 1 MIN 42 SEC
The Banks Tug
BB&T
WINNER 1 MIN 22 SEC
The Sports Fans Tug
Watergate
sponsored by Watergate Village
WINNER 1 MIN 10 SEC
Ravens Fans
sponsored by Hyatt & Weber
The Dogs vs. Docs Tug
Dogs
sponsored by
Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat
Docs
sponsored by
DESPA - Doctors Emergency Service
WINNER 1MIN 16 SEC
The Breast Cancer Survivors Tug
Eastport Survivors
Annapolis Survivors
sponsored by
Evolutions Body Clinic
WINNER 1MIN 4 SEC

 

EASTPORT

ANNAPOLIS


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Food & Drink
on the Eastport Side!

Peace, Love and Hot Dogs
hot dog

Street Party Bands
on the Eastport Side

11:30 - 11:50 p.m. - Eastport Elementary School Band
noon - 1:15 p.m. -
(in between tugs and some after)
The Eastport Oyster Boys

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. - D'Vibe & Conga
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - West River Band
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. - Dean Rosenthal
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - Sweet Leda

Chili Cookoff on the Eastport side!

chili podThe Mason Dixon Chili Pod of the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) will hold a CASI Sanctioned Chili Cookoff on the Eastport side during the Tug, serving from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Food & Drink
on the Annapolis Side!

red red wine wine bar Red Red Wine Bar on Wheels will roll down to the City Dock to ring in a new day of respectable hedonism. Two red wines on tap, two white wines on tap, two beers on tap and a signature Blood, Sweat and Tug Rum Punch at the ready!

Food will include grilled burgers and bangers, panini sandwiches and fresh shucked oysters.

Street Party Bands
on the Annapolis Side

11 a.m. - Walking Sticks
1:30 p.m. - Mike McHenry Tribe
3 p.m. - A Classic Case

Stage sponsored by BankAnnapolis

 

 

2012 Tug of War Sponsors

2012 sponsors bbt davis pub DESPA boatyard bar and grill bank annapolis wrnr bank of america dogwood acres old line bank watrgate village hyatt & weber dogwood acres

2012 Tug of War Benefiting Charities

we care and friends
save the coconuts
polar bear plunge

mainstreets annapolis
MainStreets Annapolis

eastport elementary school
the berie house


About the Tug
and The Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE*)

Billed as the longest International** Tug of War over water in the world , The Tug of War was originally conceived by the residents of Eastport thirteen years ago when the City of Annapolis used the excuse of a "public works project" to close the Spa Creek bridge that leads to Eastport from Annapolis. This unprovoked act of aggression on the part of the City of Annapolis had the effect of cutting off Eastport residents and businesses from the rest of the city. The somewhat fractious citizens of Eastport, feeling the sting of rejection by The City and, perhaps, somewhat emboldened by the generous pouring habits of a local bartender, decided to declare war against The City of Annapolis and secede. Thus, to the rallying cries of " Up The Republic" , the micro-nation known as The Maritime Republic of Eastport was born.

In the ensuing years, although the Spa Creek Bridge has since re-opened, the once persecuted citizens of Eastport (Eastport-O-Ricans) have yearly declared a symbolic War of Independence against The City of Annapolis lest anyone forget this dark period of Annapolis-Eastport relations. The Tug of War, a celebration of the geographical and, some would argue, philosophical differences between Eastport and Annapolis, is a not-to-be missed maritime event unlike any other.

*The MRE is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All funds raised by the Tug and other MRE events are distributed to various charitable organizations in the Annapolis area. To date, over $275,000.00 has been raised.

**While other cities may claim to host a longer Tug, this is the only international Tug competition over water in the world. To read more about the history of The Maritime Republic of Eastport please visit here.

History of the Tug of War

2011 Tug Ends in a 3-3 Tie

Read the 2011 story in The Capital

Tug 2010

Tug 2009

Tug 2008

Tug 2007

Tug 2006

Tug 2005

Tug 2004

Tug 2003

Tug 2002

Tug 2001

Tug 2000

 

Tug 1999

 

We're working to complete our archive of past Tugs of War.

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