Tuesday, June 23, 2009
18th WoodenBoat Show coming soon!
It is time again – for the WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. The 18th annual WoodenBoat Show will be held on 26, 27, and 28 June, and for sure there will be a lot for rowing history buffs to see and do. Of course, among the traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats you will find all kinds of oarpowered vessels. There will be close to 200 exhibitors all around the museum’s 17 acres. You will find more information about this great event and which exhibitors will be present by clicking here.
Do not forget to visit the National Rowing Hall of Fame and the rowing exhibit “Let Her Run” in the G. W. Blunt White Building (Exhibit building No. 54). The first thing you will see in the lobby if you look up is the wonderful wooden single scull By George, built by George Pocock in 1966 for the Olympic champion Duvall Hecht (1956 Coxless Pair). Hecht was so impressed by the shell’s beauty that he decided not to use her! Instead, he hanged By George up in his house, and bought a second-hand boat to scull in. He later gave the shell to the National Rowing Foundation, NRF, who has donated it to Mystic Seaport Museum.
Mystic Seaport Museum with the WoodenBoat Show will be open on 26, 27, and 28 June between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For museum admission prices, etc, please click here.