Mystic Seaport Museum to Host Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous July 28-29

The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts.

Mystic, Conn. (July 10, 2018) — Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29.

The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. The classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.

This year, the Museum will feature vessels designed by John G. Alden, one of the leading naval architects of the 20th century. After apprenticing under Starling Burgess and B.B. Crowninshield, he opened his own office in 1909 and he went on to design more than 900 vessels ranging from small dinghies to power vessels to famous racing schooners.

In addition to the boats, there will be two displays of antique autos. On Saturday, in conjunction with the New England Yankee Wood Chapter of the National Woodie Club, Woodie cars will be on the Village Green 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. On Sunday, a selection of Austin-Healey sports cars will be on the Village Green 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The Rendezvous concludes Sunday at 12 p.m. with a parade of the classic boats down the Mystic River. Each will be announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the Mystic River Bascule Bridge. The boats then make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season.

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About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. The iconic Thompson Exhibition Building is a state-of-the-art gallery that is hosting The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden through September 30, 2018. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/  and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.