Fifty classic boats at Seaport this weekend for 42nd annual event

Mystic -- About 50 antique cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts are expected at Mystic Seaport Saturday and Sunday as it holds its 42nd annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous.

Visitors can see the vessels along the waterfront Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Awards will be given to recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.

The event will highlight the designs of the naval architecture firm Sparkman & Stephens to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the launching of the museum’s schooner Brilliant.

The event will conclude Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with a boat parade down the Mystic River. The boats will be announced at Mystic River Park as they pass through the drawbridge. The boat then make their way down the Mystic river to Fishers Island Sound.

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The museum will host a party, “Docktails & Dancing,” on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person for members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased by calling (860) 572-5331.




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