On the evening of Wednesday, February 6th, conference attendees left their learning pants in their room and changed into their party pants for our annual Awards Night Gala, sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial. Always the highlight of the conference, this year was no exception. We had several special awards to hand out this year, making it an emotional night for many.
First up, we had the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Awards presented by Patti Lock. This award is broken down in to several categories:
Sail Training/Education Awarded to: Halifax, NS
Operations, Logistics, Marketing and Promotion Awarded to: Halifax, NS
Ship/Crew Vote Awarded to: Halifax, NS
Economic Impact Awarded to: Greenport, NY
Perry Bowl Awarded to: Pride of Baltimore II
Port of the Year Awarded to: Halifax, NS