Apalachicola will host the 18th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display throughout the day. This festival emphasizes the maritime history of our picturesque coastal town.
Special highlights include home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, authentic oyster boats and workboats, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and artist booths. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will host tours aboard the HERITAGE, a 58-foot wooden Herreshoff-designed ketch, and have demonstrations of steam engines with their beautiful antique steam-powered vessels. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, along with booths.
The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse and the restored 1877 gaff-rigged schooner the GOVERNOR STONE will also be in attendance. Questions? Please call (850) 653-9419 or email us at email@example.com, or visit http://www.antiqueboatshow.org.