Mystic Seaport Museum to Host Antique Marine Engine Exposition August 15-16

Mystic, Conn. (July 30, 2020) — Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16.

A collection of more than 150 antique marine engines will be on display, including inboards, outboards, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha engines. The event is one of the largest gatherings of marine engines in the country.

Workshops and activities will be held throughout the event, which is set in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard and throughout the Museum grounds. Visitors are invited to see the displayed engines Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Engines will be fired up throughout the day and a selection of operating miniature engines and model boats will be on display.

“This is a rare opportunity to view the progression of marine engine technology all in one place as the entire scope of early motor designs are represented in the show,” said Shannon McKenzie, director of Watercraft Programs at the Museum.

The Antique Marine Engine Expo is free with Museum admission. Visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing in line with the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 restrictions.

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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. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/ and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.