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Preparing for Harbor Days Allison K. Sampité | Sat, Sep 08 2012 12:00 PM

The city of Chula Vista is celebrating a century of maritime history with its Harbor Days event at the end of this month.

Chula Vista Harbor Days is a free annual celebration of the waterfront partnership between the Unified Port of San Diego, Big Bay, Maritime Museum of San Diego and Chula Vista Port tenants.
Harbor Days originally started in 1987 as a signature event and returned in 2010 as a pre-centennial event.

Susan Johnson said a special addition to the event this year features BMX demonstrations, remote control and thunder boat races.

Johnson said the main significance of the event is bringing the people together.

“It’s a community event, run by all volunteers to celebrate the community,” she said. “I see it as a community service.”

Free tours of yachts and ships for families, including the SEAL boat of the South Bay, historic steam yacht Medea and

The San Diego Maritime Museum’s schooner the “Californian” are available to visitors.

Art lovers can visit a juried art show at the Chula Vista Marina Gallery, while a kid’s zone will have art, music, culture and pirates.

The event runs from Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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