Monday, October 7, 2013

Workboat Show this Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Photo: Former workboat Carina owned by Dewitt Withington appeared on the outer seawall during the Antique Boat Show in 2012 and is expected to appear on Saturday. (Click on photo to see it larger).

CLAYTON, New York (October 7, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced that it will play host to a small, yet unique, show on the Museum docks this Saturday (10/12/13) which will feature an assortment of St. Lawrence River workboats.

On the afternoon of Saturday, October 12, 2013 the ABM will host nearly a dozen well recognized workboats from the area as part of the Working Wonders of the River: Workboat Show. From small push boats and barges to large former military vessels, the show will provide visitors with a wide array of boats best known for being “work horses” on the mighty St. Lawrence River.

Curator Emmett Smith and local workboat owner Andy Greene have collaborated to put on the show.

Visitors will be offered the opportunity to vote for various awards, which will be handed out to the participating workboats, such as most dings above the waterline, most unique piece of work equipment onboard, and dirtiest workboat, just to name a few.

Admission to view the workboats will be included in your Museum admission rate.

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