The WoodenBoat Show is returning to Mystic Seaport again this year. It truly is an event not to miss for anyone with even a passing interest in boats of any kind and wooden boats in particular. For three days in June, the Seaport will be transformed. There will be boats on display in the water, on the grounds and in the museum's displays. There will be how-to sessions at the Henry B. duPont Shipyard by museum staff and WoodenBoat Instructors, authors and contributors.
There are items on display and on sale from myriad vendors.
This year, Family Boatbuilding will return to the show - care to build a boat?
On Saturday evening, noted boat designer, Iain Oughtred will be feted with a dinner at which he will speak. Iain is noted for his elegant traditional lapstrake designs which are primarily small craft under twenty feet in length. These designs borrow from the Scandinavian and Scottish traditional small craft designs. Such opportunities do not come very often.
In addition to the show, all of the normal activities and facilities of the museum are open, but with one unusual addition. The Rossi Mill Building - which I posted about last year - is open for show attendees to tour and ask questions of the museum employees and volunteers.
A wonderful show in a beautiful location!