Antique and Classic Boat Festival – Salem Massachusetts

Posted on August 24, 2013 by


The last couple of months to enjoy being out on the water are still in front of us.

This is a great weekend to get out to Salem. Not only does the city offer countless fun things to do regularly, but this weekends boat festival will be a joyous occasion.

What a wonderful weather weekend to get out there and have some fun!

Aside from the page for the event linked below the quote, you can also find some great info on the National Park’s Salem Maritime page.

The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 31st Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 24-25. Mostly wood, primarily private yachts and aesthetically stunning, the vessels will be on display to the public over the weekend at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina. A hallmark of the Festival is the great variety of craft exhibited. “Where else,” says Pat Wells, Coordinator, “can one see 1900s-60s motor yachts, mahogany speedboats, sloops, yawls, schooners and a 19th century gold-leaf canoe! Although many of these craft are museum quality, they are real boats in the water and in use by their owners today.”

To the delight of the public, some skippers sport vintage garb; others display period décor, table settings and captivating floral arrangements aboard their boat. Welcome mats are in evidence and children, pets and parrots have been known to enliven the scene. Many hospitable owners invite the public aboard for a personal tour, regaling visitors with tales of their boat’s history, memorable voyages and the joys and woes of restoring their classic.

A crafts fair, artists, old-time band music, children’s activities, the Blessing of the Fleet and boat parade round out this popular event.

Click on the following link to the home site for details on how, when and where you can attend:  Antique and Classic Boat Festival Boston Salem Massachusetts.

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