Thursday, June 26, 2008

Antique and Classic Boats

Sure it's a cliche, but it's also true: Some things do improve with age. Wine, cheese and—in the mind of antique vessel enthusiasts—boats, too. If you subscribe to that school of thought (or if you just like to gawk at all things vintage and boaty) then I offer up the following event for your consideration: The 26th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival in Salem, Massachusetts.

This weekend-long affair kicks off on Saturday, August 23rd (though there will be a reception the previous night), and will feature a display of antique (pre-1946) and classic (pre-1968) boats. If you're interested in registering a yacht, prices start at $80 (depending on size) and include dockage. In addition to the all-important boat display, the festival will also feature a crafts market, musical interludes, and an awards presentation. Prizes will be given for categories such as best powerboat, best reproduction, and finest interior.

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