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Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

Every year some of the most outstanding antique boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. The annual event showcases restored antique vessels built before 1970, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts, and launches. Visitors are invited to see vessels on display at Mystic Seaport all day Saturday and Sunday morning. An award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.

Boat Parade

Sunday at 12:30 p.m. the classic vessels will take part in a three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River led by the Museum’s very own 1908 steamboat Sabino. Each boat will be announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the iconic bascule bridge. The spectacular boats and their costumed crews will make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season.