Thursday, June 11, 2015


CLAYTON, New York (June 11, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) announced today that the Great International Steamboat Flotilla (GISF) returns to the Museum and 1000 Islands region for a fourth straight year beginning June 14 through June 20.

As in years past, steamboats will come and go from the ABM docks over the course of the week as the group enjoys the region, as well as the Museum. On Tuesday, June 16 from 5-6:30 p.m., the public is invited to come to the ABM for a free “meet and greet” event with the steamboat captains and have the opportunity to explore the steamboats more closely.

Approximately 8-10 steamboats will make the ABM their ‘homeport’ and they will once again be fueled by firewood provided locally by Hazlewood Mechanical and Wood Boat Brewery.

The ABM, now open daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., 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 51st year this July 31-August 2. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at