Mystic Seaport Annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition

By Staff

Hear the hum and see the steam at Mystic Seaport’s 7th
annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition, August 15-16, 1998, as
collectors from around the nation gather to demonstrate and display
their pre-1950 steam, gas, diesel and inboard engines as well as
outboard motors. A boat parade will be held each afternoon at 2
p.m. and exhibitors will use Mystic Seaport water craft to show
their engines at work on the Mystic River. Nearly 80 exhibitors
displayed approximately 200 engines at last year’s show.

Among the unique sights at this year’s show is the Seabury
triple expansion steam yacht engine, which will eventually be part
of Mystic Seaport’s upcoming ‘America and the Sea’
exhibitry. Also featured will be the steam windlass from the tug
Pegasus, whose main propulsion engine was the highlight of the 1996
Antique Marine Engine Exposition. Both machines were restored by
one of Mystic Seaport’s volunteer engine crews, known as the
‘Steam Team.’

The featured outboard motor will be a 4 HP Amphion engine which
was built in 1920 by Clarence J. Allen and is currently owned by
Robert W. Grubb of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

While in the shipyard, check out the progress on Amistad. Learn
about this famous ship’s construction from the use of
19th-century shipbuilding techniques to her very important
20th-century role as educational ambassador teaching the lessons of
history, cooperation and leadership. Visit our newest exhibit,
‘Voyage to Freedom,’ which presents the Amistad story using
primary historical documents, objects and even some artifacts from
Steven Spielberg’s film. Visit often and see this historic
vessel come to life before your eyes!

Mystic Seaport The Museum of America and the Sea was founded in
1929 and is the nation’s leading maritime museum housing the
largest collection of boats and maritime photography in the world.
Renowned for its recreated 19th-century village area of historic
buildings and tall ships, Mystic Seaport also offers a preservation
shipyard, exhibit buildings, educational programs and research
facilities. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plan to spend the
whole day it takes several hours to see and do all there is at
Mystic Seaport. Call 860-572-5315 for more information, or
860-572-0711, ext. 5056, if you’d like to exhibit at this
year’s show.

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