Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today the details of its new exhibit opening and reception.
Join the Antique Boat Museum on Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Haxall Building, located at 750 Mary Street in Clayton, for a reception to celebrate the opening of the new exhibitions on display in the Homer Dodge Gallery and the Passageways Gallery. All are welcome to attend.
“Long Journeys in Small Boats” can be found inside the Homer Dodge Gallery on the first floor of the Haxall Building. This exhibition features ten journeys totaling more than 30,000 miles traveled in small boats, many of which are on display. Read more »
NY’s Discover Better Boating Series Begins May 18
Syracuse, N.Y. - The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly tips resumes May 18. The educational outreach is a collaboration by New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and YNN, Syracuse. The first segment will focus on boating apps for smartphones and other electronic devices.
Series host Dave White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with New York Sea Grant, interviews marine industry professionals about how to enjoy New York’s waters cleanly, safely, cost-effectively, legally, and in environmentally-friendly ways. Read more »
Adirondack Challenge and Mayor’s Cup Regatta Dominate Summer Calendar
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York’s scenic waterways dominate the summer calendar from the Black River to Lake Champlain with annual paddling festivals, as well as the inaugural Adirondack Challenge.
In celebration and recognition of the Adirondack Region’s 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams, the Adirondack Challenge, scheduled for July 21 in Indian Lake, will feature an invitational whitewater race, a well as an internationally competitive flatwater race. Enjoy a full day of festivities, live music, local food and children’s activities. To learn more, visit: www.iloveny.com/adkchallenge. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, welcomes world-record holding sailor Howard Rice on May 11 & 12 as part of the Museum’s Opening Weekend festivities.
Rice, who was featured in Sports Illustrated in 1990 for his hair-raising adventure in a small boat, will host a lecture about his amazing journey around the southernmost point of South America in the Cox Theater on the Clayton campus on Saturday, May 11 at 4 p.m.
The lecture is included in the price of museum admission. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced details of its Opening Weekend set for May 10-12.
The ABM will kick-off the start of the 2013 season on Friday, May 10 beginning at 9 a.m. with a special giveaway for paying and member visitors. The first 25 visitors to the Museum will receive an autographed copy of Tony Mollica’s Boats of the Antique Boat Museum book. Read more »
New York State Campgrounds Set to Re-Open May 17 Throughout Adirondack Park
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Get a jump on summer and start planning your vacation to the Adirondack Park of northern New York, and book event passes and get prime camping spots when campgrounds reopen for the summer season mid- May.
On May 17, state owned and operated campgrounds will welcome visitors throughout the Adirondack Region. Spots fill up fast, especially at island campgrounds like the Saranac Islands in the Adirondack Lakes Region. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced details of its upcoming basic joinery course. Join the Antique Boat Museum’s watercraft conservator, Mike Corrigan, on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to learn the techniques associated with the art of joinery.
Joinery is a term used when putting wood together by utilizing a variety of techniques, some of which are: lap joints, scarf joints, mortise and tenon, and dovetail joints. When properly done, these joints add strength to the structure by locking pieces together tightly. Some examples used in wooden boatbuilding would be scarfed planks, lapped deck beams, or dovetailed hatches - most of which can be seen throughout the boats on display at the Museum. Read more »