Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Antique Boat Museum (Clayton NY) Success: ATTENDANCE SPIKES AGAIN!

CLAYTON, New York (November 6, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, proudly announced today that it continues to show growth in attendance in 2013.

In October, the ABM witnessed a 21% increase in visitors at the gate compared to 2012 totals. That marks the second highest one month increase this year following a 24% spike in August numbers.

In addition, through October 31, ABM attendance has grown by 7% overall, since the Museum opened for the season on May 10.

The ABM also announced that it has seen a 15% boost in Blue Star Museum participation by active military members and their immediate families in 2013. The free admission program is offered across the country by multiple institutions. The ABM extended their program this year past the national end date of Labor Day in order to allow military visitors to take advantage of the offer through the closing of the Museum.

The Museum and the Museum Store will remain open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through December 20, the latest closing date in the Museum’s history. However, the Museum will be closed November 27-December 2 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Buildings and exhibits will remain accessible, though limited in some areas, and proper dress for weather conditions is suggested, as select areas will not be heated.

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