Clayton NY – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced its 2013 dates of operation and event schedule.
The ABM will kick-start the 1000 Islands summer season this Friday at 9 a.m. when the Museum officially opens and begins the countdown to the 49th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running antique boat show in North America, to be held August 2-4.
This season will include new events and activities, as well as an extended operations calendar, which will take the Museum through more than 200 days in 2013.
2013 Dates of Operation
Friday, May 10 Summer Season Begins
Tuesday, October 1 La Duchesse Closes (seasonal exhibit)
Sunday, October 13 Rideboat Operations Conclude
Monday, October 14 Fall/Winter Season Begins*
Friday, December 20 Museum and Museum Store Close for the Season
* Hours and dates to be finalized
2013 Event Schedule
Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12 Opening Weekend
Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19 ACBS/ABM Symposium
Thursday, May 23 “Call for Volunteers” Breakfast
Friday, May 24 Reception for New Exhibit Opening
Saturday, June 8 Free Admission Family Day
Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 22 International Steamboat Flotilla “Blow Off Steam”
Sunday, June 30 Free Vessel Inspections, courtesy of USCG Auxiliary, 9-1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3 July Jubilee
Saturday, July 13 3rd Annual 1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show
Friday, July 19 Movie Under the Stars, showing Night at the Museum
Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4 49th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction
Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Schooner Lois McClure Visits*
Friday, August 23 Movie Under the Stars, showing Pirates of the Caribbean
Thursday, September 5 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
* subject to change
The Museum will also announce new winter and off-season events at a later date.
In 2012, the ABM welcomed more than 30,000 visitors through the gates for various events, weddings, facility rentals, and museum admission.
Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. The Museum also offers visitors a number of unique opportunities each summer to get out on the water and experience the St. Lawrence River aboard speedboats, skiffs, and sailboats. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at ABM.org.