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The Christening of Artemis

Introducing Artemis! The newest member of the WaterFire fleet.

October 29th Providence, RI
This morning months of hard work on our new boat, Artemis, was celebrated at Collier Park with a christening ceremony. WaterFire Providence’s “Float Our Boat” kickstarter campaign started on April 9, 2015 to start funding for our new boat. Artemis will be replacing our beloved Athena, who has been serving as our main work boat for the last 18 years. Here at WaterFire Providence we are very happy to introduce our new boat Artemis.

A toast to Artemis. Photo by Andy Doig.
A toast to Artemis. Photo by Andy Doig.

The Christening Ceremony started with a champagne toast to Artemis before she was lowered into the water. One of our donors, Mark Karas, helped to christen Artemis properly by popping a bottle of champagne before she took her first float. The ceremony was followed with refreshments and boat rides for our fans. The christening ceremony was a great way to introduce Artemis to the water and celebrate the hard work of many. Check our some pictures and videos from our ceremony below.

Thank you to our Generous Donors!


Jaclyn Andrade
The Araujo Family
Corinne Barber
Vincent and Mary Bartolini
Rhonda Berchuck
Tim Blankenship
Carol Botello
Doris Briggs
Donna L. Brown
Alexandra Caine
Carrie Capizzano
Dr. Jane I. Carlson
Mandy Casiano
Cheryl Comai
Nicki Demakis and Carla Fitzgerald
Andrew Doig
Priscilla Drucker
Laura A. Duclos
Marilyn Eanet
Natalie Escobar
The Foundry
CDR Roderick J. Fraser Jr, USN (Ret) and Mrs. Angela Fraser
Gayle L. Gifford
Lorne D. Gilsig
Joel Hawksley
Jan and Ruth Heespelink
Keith B. Hermiz
Betty and Bob Howard
Brian Jepson
Elizabeth Jones
In memory of Spyridon M. Vesdrevanis by Effie Karas
Mark J. Karas
Kingsman Leatherware
Verena Lisinski



Karen Kosenski
Liz & Tom
Gary LeFrancois
Eric Lima
Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP
Paul E. Martineau
Mary Catherine
Mike & Amy Mayer
John & Lisa Mehrtens
Peter A. Mello
Teresa, Aaron, Avery, and Mia Merritt
The Micale-Ortiz Family
Michaela and Remmy
Geer Messinger
Patricia Moriarty
John Nickerson
Martha Nielsen
Shirley Orrino
John & Dr. Sarah Phillips
Madeline Poirier
Tom and Linda Quinn
The Rappaneau Family
William Ricci
Joan Richards
Cathy Robinson
Marcia and Fred Rosenzweig
Deb & Joe Shapiro
Peggy Sharpe
SoCal Pinball Arcade Lounge
Steven M. Sondler
Richard & Betsy Staples
Catherine Valenti and Mardo Atoyan
Charles and Kavita Vansant
Jonathan Waugh
The Wingell Family
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Just another lover of WaterFire
Thanks to Nadia


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