BAY LIVING: Eastport’s Tug of War Tradition

For Annapolis– and the Eastport neighborhood across Spa Creek, one competition means bragging rights for a whole year. The Tug of War, now in its 21st year, is quirky, tongue-in-cheek, and supports local charities. Cheryl Costello explains what started it all. Watch below:

For anyone curious about where they got a rope that long, it was manufactured by New England Cordage. It’s 1,500 feet of nylon and polypropylene, and at each end there is 250 feet of 1 1/2-inch braided for the tugger’s hands. The braided sections of rope at each end keeps the tugger’s hands from being rope-burned, organizers say.