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Mystic Seaport Museum hosts 27th WoodenBoat Show

June 21, 2018 GMT

The Mystic Seaport Museum will be populated with shiny, wooden boats of all forms this weekend for the 27th annual WoodenBoat Show. Over 100 watercraft, ranging from schooners to dinghies, yachts to sailboats, all perfectly maintained, shiny and gorgeous, will be ready for viewing.

The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, will offer show-goers the chance to either simply peruse Seaport’s grounds or to take part in workshops and demonstrations. Wooden boat experts will be available to help with questions one might have about their wooden masterpiece, and exhibitors and vendors will be selling almost anything you could imagine. Art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear? It’s all there.

Novice boat builders can even take part in building their own canoe over the weekend in the Family Boat Building tent, where boat building kits can be purchased (last year, a boat kit cost 26.05 adults, 17.05 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under; three-day pass 35 ages 6-17; (860) 572-0711.