Seaport to host Antique Marine Engine Expo

Mystic Seaport will host its 21st annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19.

More than 100 exhibitors will display more than 300 examples of early marine engines from around the country, including unique selections from Mystic Seaport's own collection, will be on display Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Weekend activities include a set-and-weigh anchor demonstration featuring a 1914 Economy Sparta donkey engine aboard the schooner L.A. Dunton and the firing of several engines in the shipyard, including a six-cylinder D-90 Lathrop diesel and a two-cylinder Wichmann semi-diesel from Sweden.

The expo is free with regular museum admission. For more information, visitwww.mysticseaport.org.

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