antique-boat-museum.JPGClayton, N.Y.  - The Antique Boat Museum, North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced its participation in a new 1000 Islands tourism initiative, RiverQuest. RiverQuest is an initiative created and launched by Brockville's new Aquatarium, set to open in Spring of 2014, developed under the direction of the McLellan Group based in Toronto. It's focused on one of the most unique destinations in North America, the 1000 Island region of the St. Lawrence River, home to the Antique Boat Museum and numerous other attractions. RiverQuest partners represent the best visitor experiences from Cornwall, Ontario and Massena, New York in the east, to Sackets Harbor, New York and Kingston, Ontario in the west. Museums, castles, forts, theaters, art centers, environmental reserves and boat tours on both sides of the River will contribute to the overall RiverQuest experience. With a wealth of unique and varied offerings, RiverQuest plans to offer unlimited opportunities for entertainment and discovery, which the Antique Boat Museum will anchor for visitors coming to Clayton, New York. Frederick H. Hager, Executive Director, said: "The opportunity to highlight the Museum and work in conjunction with other regional attractions will allow for us to become more progressive in our outreach and visibility as a highly regarded and must-see attraction in the 1000 Islands." The Museum will begin to incorporate the RiverQuest brand image in various ways across the campus, as well as on marketing pieces and website. In addition, RiverQuest will soon provide onsite kiosks for use by visitors to further map out their 1000 Islands adventures. Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. Beginning May 10, the campus comes alive with speedboat rides, boat shows, and educational programs for all ages, special events and more. For more information please visit the Museum's website at ABM.org.

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