Tuesday, September 3, 2013


CLAYTON, New York (September 3, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, proudly announced today that it has shown continued growth in attendance throughout the 2013 summer season.

In August, the ABM witnessed a 24% increase at the gate compared to 2012 totals.

In addition, through August 31, ABM attendance has grown by 10% overall, since the Museum opened for the season in May.

The annual Antique Boat Show and Auction also saw a spike in attendance in 2013 as 6,335 visitors (+14%) passed through the gates August 2-4.

The ABM will conclude its summer season on Columbus Day weekend and then begin its fall/winter season through December 20. A complete fall/winter schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

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. In 2014, the Museum will host the 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running show in North America, on August 1-3, as well as the Raceboat Regatta on August 8-10. For more information please visit the Museum’s website at ABM.org.
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Congratulations Mike Folsom (Director of Marketing and Communications) and Fritz Hager (Executive Director) of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. What a tremendous season you and everyone else at the ABM have made! What a testimony to your amazing talents. Speaking of "cruising in a positive direction", the skills you brought to the ABM remind me of the Tom Cruise "with me, without me" scene in the following short movie clip from Knight and Day (although I know you very humbly would not make the comparison yourself).