Monday, September 29, 2014



CLAYTON, New York (September 29, 2014) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced its Fall/Winter dates of operation. The ABM also announced that the Workboat Show originally scheduled for Saturday, October 11 has been cancelled.

The ABM will again lengthen its operating season into December with a Fall/Winter calendar beginning on Tuesday, October 14 and extend through Friday, December 19. The Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Also, the ABM will again launch “B is for Boat,” an education-based program featuring nautical-related books and crafts for pre-school age children. The program will be offered weekly on Monday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. beginning on October 20.

The extended calendar will take the Museum through more than 200 days of operation in 2014.

Fall/Winter Dates of Operation

Tuesday, October 14    Fall/Winter Season Begins.
Friday, December 19    Museum and Bowline Boutique Close for the Season.

Hours of Operations

Tuesday-Saturday                                           10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Monday                                              Closed

Fall/Winter Admission Rates

Adult                                     $8.00                                  
               Youth                                    $4.50                    
Child (under 6 yrs)           FREE                                      
Groups Call for pricing

Active Military & Immediate Family            FREE                                      
Retired Military                                               FREE
Military Spouse                                                $7.00    

Note: Select summer season discount offers do not apply

The Bowline Boutique will also remain open through December 19, allowing for visitors to shop during the holiday season.

Thus far in 2014, the ABM has seen a nearly 15% increase in attendance, including a 10% boost in the month of August compared to 2013 totals. In addition, the annual antique boat show entertained more than 7,400 visitors this year.

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 2015, the ABM will host the 51st annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running such show in North America. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at