Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Free koozie giveaway, live music, after hours events and more
CLAYTON, New York (July 21, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today a complete guide to the longest running Antique Boat Show in North America, to be held Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2.
The 51st edition of the annual Antique Boat Show & Auction presented by RBC Wealth Management will feature a wide variety of antique and classic boats from near and far. In addition, the Marketplace returns, unique forums will be held, the popular boat auction conducted by Antique Boat America will take place on August 1 at 1:00 p.m., and the ABM education department has lined up an assortment of children’s activities throughout the weekend. Plus, live music rocks the Museum campus on Friday and Saturday.
Exhibitors – boats (water and land display) and engines                 80

Cumulative boat lengths                                                              More than 2,000-feet

Oldest registered vessel                                                              
circa 1900

Registrations from across North America                                      CT, FL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WA, Ontario, Quebec
Below is a complete guide is below –
Friday, July 31               9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 1         9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2           9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Note: ABM will remain open to visitors until 5:00 p.m. on August 2
ADMISSION RATES                 Members                       Free
Adult                             $15 (Friday/Saturday); $14 (Sunday)
Youth (7-17)                  $10 (Friday/Saturday); $8 (Sunday)
Child (6 & under)           Free

Active/Retired Military Free – courtesy of River Hospital
Military Spouse              $10 (each day)
Military Youth                $5 (each day)
Adult 3-Day Pass            $30
Youth 3-Day Pass           $20
ADMITTANCE TO THE SHOWS Visitors will be directed to the ABM’s Boat Shop located on the corner of Mary Street and Alexandria Street to purchase admission bracelets or check-in as a member.
Note: the entire ABM campus, including the Marketplace vendor area and the auction will be fenced in and admission will be required to enter.
The sidewalk along Mary Street will remain open to public access at all times throughout both shows.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES              Live music at the show – Gary Walts (July 31, 3-5 p.m. & August 1,
10:30-Noon); The Arrythmias (August 1, Noon – 2 p.m.); Dunes & the Deltunes performs at the Block Dance (August 1, 8 – 10 p.m.; free of charge).
Fleet Fete – Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. – a first look at the Boat Auction, after hours peek at the Boat Show, and great food. A fundraising event to benefit the ABM. Tickets $75/person and can be purchased by calling 315-686-4104.
First 500 visitors through the gate on August 1 receive a free 51st Boat Show koozie, courtesy of RBC Wealth Management.
Free souvenir photo booth on Saturday, August 1 from 11 – 3 p.m.
Boat Auction, conducted by Antique Boat America, takes place Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m.; bidder paddles can be obtained in person the day of the auction
Forums include well-known author Tony Mollica on Friday, July 31, as well as Tom “Doc Lyman” Koroknay on both Friday and Saturday.
After Hours at the Boat Show with cocktails and dinner, catered by The Clipper Inn, on Saturday, August 1. Tickets available by calling 686-4104.
Boat Show concludes with the Grand Parade presented by Bernier, Carr & Associates on Sunday, August 2 starting at Noon.
PARKING                                 Free Shuttle during Boat Show – courtesy of Wood Boat Brewery –

available at Guardino Elementary and Lions Field Lot (Webb Street).

Village street parking is permitted, however the ABM asks that you be considerate of our neighbors and avoid blocking sidewalks and driveways.
The ABM Community Lot located on Riverside Drive behind Watertown Savings Bank will be utilized by the Museum and should remain clear of all vehicles and trailers beginning on Thursday, July 30 through Sunday August 2 at 5:00 p.m.
DOCKING                                Visitors coming to the show by boat may wish to reconsider as dock
space is likely to be minimal. If attempting, please know that dock space is on a first come-first serve basis along the French Bay end of the Mary Street Municipal Dock. All boaters will need to check-in through admissions in the Boat Shop before proceeding into the show.
No docking will be permitted on the ABM docks for the general public during Boat Show.
BOATER SAFETY                     The ABM asks that boaters be courteous and neighborly when cruising
near the Museum and keep wakes to a minimum.
SMOKING                                Smoking will only be permitted within designated areas on the grounds
during Boat Show. No smoking will be allowed on the main campus,
within exhibit buildings, or on the docks.
DOGS                                       Dogs will only be allowed in the Marketplace and street-side areas of
the event grounds. No dogs will be permitted into buildings or the interior main campus of the ABM. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dog and keeping them leashed at all times.
NOTES OF INTEREST              The main entrance to the show will be at the ABM Boat Shop on the
corner of Alexandria Street and Mary Street. All visitors must obtain wristbands or badges to enter.
Mary Street Closed – the stretch of Mary Street between Alexandria and Theresa Streets, in front of the ABM, will be closed to traffic throughout the show, including overnight hours.
Clayton Public Boat Ramp will remain accessible via Theresa Street throughout the event.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


CLAYTON, New York (July 19, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today re-elections and appointments to the Museum Board of Trustees.

Re-elected to three-year terms, through July 2018, during the Museum’s annual membership meeting on Friday, July 17, 2015:

William J. Cosgrove, Jr.
Harold B. Johnson II
Eric Mower
Joseph M. Pal
Melissa Ringer-Hardy
John D. Simpson
Rick W. Tague
Addison F. Vars III

In addition, Edward C. McNally and Lee T. Hirschey were appointed as Trustee Emeritus, following extensive tenures and playing significant roles as members of the Museum Board.

Appointed as Officers at the Museum’s Board Meeting on July 17:

Rick W. Tague – Chairman
Kathleen R. Cross – Vice Chairman
Charles S. Crow III – Secretary
William J. Cosgrove, Jr. – Treasurer

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 coming July 31 – August 2. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at abm.org.