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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 20 - August 21

The transition from sail to engine power was a momentous event for the maritime industry and the world. Experience it firsthand at the 25th annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition at Mystic Seaport Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2016. Collectors from around the country will show off full-size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines and inboards, outboards, steam, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha engines will be on display in the Museum’s Shipyard.

More than 300 engines will be exhibited and many will be operated for your viewing and listening pleasure. A large selection of marine models will also be on display to delight the young at heart.

Weekend activities include a set-and-weigh anchor demonstration featuring a 1914 Economy Sparta donkey engine aboard the L.A. Dunton and the firing of several engines in the Shipyard, including a six-cylinder D-90 Lathrop diesel engine from the 1940s and a two-cylinder Wichmann semi-diesel from Norway. There will also be a 1917 Hercules engine demonstration behind the Museum’s Hoop Shop.

Featured engine for 2016 (photo, top left): 1908 Lloyd 2 cycle Marine, 2 cylinders / 6 HP Made by Thousand Island Boat & Engine Company, Morristown, NY, from the James Mathews Collection, Hopkinton, NH