Thursday, April 17, 2014

Antique Boat Museum and Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosting event for those in hospitality field.

CLAYTON, New York (April 17, 2014) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), along with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, will host a hospitality event aimed at increasing awareness of destination attractions within the local community.

On Thursday, April 24 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., the first-ever “Destination River” event will be held at the Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton. This event is intended to promote area attractions and increase tourism opportunities in the region. Displaying at the event will be local wineries, tour boat operators, Boldt and Singer Castles, and more.

The event, which is free and open to hotel, motel, and resort operators/managers from Cape Vincent to Ogdensburg, and Kingston to Brockville, was developed in hopes of further educating those in the hospitality field of the multiple destinations in the region and encouraging their guests to stay longer.

“An event such as this is intended to benefit all forms of business,” explained Michael Folsom, ABM Director of Marketing and Communications. “As people stay in hotels, they turn their attention on things to do nearby and by bringing everyone together we will be able to better inform those on the front line who are providing their guests with suggestions and destination ideas, which in turn will result in more visitors to our communities, through our gates, and in our stores and restaurants.”

At this event, participants will have the ability to pick up information and special offers to provide to their guests for the 2014 summer season. In addition, there will be door prizes throughout the afternoon.

Prior registration is encouraged. Please contact Kirsti Touhey at 315-686-4104 or

The ABM is home to North America’s largest antique boat collection with more than 300 boats and over 1,000 boating artifacts. In addition, the Museum is also host of the longest running antique boat show, which will celebrate its 50th year this August 1-3, and is known as the birthplace of the antique raceboat regatta.

The Museum will open for the 2014 season on May 2.

For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at