Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, NY (July 21, 2023) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, New York, will host the longest, continuously running Antique Boat Show for the 59th year Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6.

At the 59th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction, we’ll celebrate 125 years of Old Town Canoe Company, 98 years of Correct Craft, and 145 years of Herreshoff designs! Just as the three boatbuilders featured at the 59th Annual Antique Boat Show were and are known for their crafts, so too are all of the marques represented by exhibitors at the Show.  From small craft to cruisers, the Annual Antique Boat Show celebrates boats and engines of all makes and models and we invite you to join us!

Come and see over a 100 antique and classic boats and engines at this year’s show, peruse the Marketplace, and sit in on one of the unique forums.

Highlights of the 59th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction:

  • Bronze Casting and Herreshoff Rigging & Sailing Demonstrations
  • Speakers’ Forums by Benson Gray, Peter Hunn, Douglas Brooks, and Evelyn Ansel
  • Marketplace of nautical art, crafts, and vintage & antique boating goods
  • Antique Boat Auction on Saturday, August 1st; Auctioneer: Robert Ross, owner of Ross Bros



About ABM

Located on the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY, ABM features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats and thousands of recreational boating artifacts. Each summer the 4.5-acre waterfront campus comes alive with numerous educational programs and special events, including the longest running antique boat show in North America. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at



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