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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 Museum's annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous.
The event showcases restored antique vessels built before 1965, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts and launches. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels and an award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.
On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., the classic vessels will take part in a three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River led by SABINO, the Museum's 104-year old steamboat. Each boat will be announced on the shore as it passes through Mystic's famous bascule bridge en route to Noank, Connecticut. Each year people line the parade route to see the spectacular boats and their costumed crews.