Press Release: 29th Annual Antique and Classic Boats Show Returns to the Hudson River Maritime Museum August 16-18, 2013

August 9, 2013

Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing . Kingston, NY 12401 .
providing the portal to history along the Hudson
Contact: Lana Chassman, Director of Public Relations 845.338.0071, ext. 15

Visitors walk along the docks to view various antique vessels at the museum.


August 9, 2013
KINGSTON, NY: The afternoon and evening of Friday, August 16 signals the beginning of The Hudson River Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boats Society’s annual show of historic, antique, classic and after 1975 vessels as vintage boats from various East Coast locations arrive, and jockey into their reserved dock space at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

If you are wondering just what these designations mean, a brief description of the categories runs as follows: an “historic boat” is built up to and including 1918; an “antique boat” is built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive; a ”classic boat” is built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive; and after 1975, a special class is designated for wooden boats.

Approximately twenty-two boats have signed up for this maritime spectacular event which boat owners and enthusiasts alike look forward to all year long. These water-borne crafts are beautifully restored and expertly maintained by their owners who will be on hand to educate and discuss their passion for boats and the Hudson River.

Saturday, August 17 will be the key day to see the boats, and show organizers David Price, Steven Young and Greg Smith report that some of the highlighted vessels will be a 1920 Hutchinson 28’ launch; a 1938 Marblehead 34’ Sedan Cruiser; a 1939 George Lawley 35’ Sailboat; and many more boats from the 50s and 60s such as a 1952 Wheeler 40’ Sport Fisherman, a sister-ship to Pilar, Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat. Viewing will be from about 9:00 am until approximately 4:00 pm.

A thrilling ”Parade of Boats” is scheduled for 4:00 pm on Saturday, weather permitting.

Most boats will be at dock on Sunday morning, preparing to return home by noon.

Executive Director, Patrick McDonough, also mentions that the museum (which is offering discounted admission on Saturday) and this particular show have had a long-standing relationship. ”We’re so pleased that this exceptional display of vintage boats will grace the museum’s docks again this year. This event provides our members and the public another chance to visit the Rondout and the museum, view a first-class boat show, and patronize local restaurants and businesses in the downtown district of Kingston.”

For more info about the show, contact Steve Young, 845.757.4273 or Greg Smith, 845.876.2608.