Thursday, May 30, 2013

Win a family a boat that they will build in a free course!


CLAYTON, New York (May 30, 2013) The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) is looking to give one lucky family the opportunity to build their own boat… for free.

Do you know a family that gives back to our community? Do you know a family with a passion for the river and boating? If so, the ABM wants to reward them.

Every summer the ABM offers families the opportunity to work together to construct a boat of their own. The family boat building course is a one (1) week program, which instructs participants through the process of building a cottage skiff. The 11-foot, six-inch flat bottomed craft is yours to keep at the conclusion of the week. Last year three (3) families took part in this course.

The course will run July 8-12, 2013 and is open to family members of all ages, no experience required.  

To nominate a family, please provide us with a letter (up to 500 words) explaining why you wish to see a select family have the opportunity to participate, what they have done for the local community, and why the boat building class would be of interest to them. Own-family nominations will be honored as well.

The family boat building prize is valued at more than $1,400.

Letters should be submitted via email to no later than Wednesday, June 12.

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