Mystic Seaport’s Antique Marine Engine Exposition

By Staff

Mystic Seaport’s 4th annual Antique Marine Engine
Exposition, August 19-20, 1995 will gather collectors from around
the nation to demonstrate and display their pre-World War II steam,
gas, diesel and inboard engines as well as outboard motors. A boat
parade will be held on each afternoon and exhibitors will be able
to use Mystic Seaport watercraft to show their engines at work on
the Mystic River.

The featured engine at this year’s show will be a 12′
steam toy, a working American walking beam engine and, according to
show organizer George King, an uncommon find. ‘Most antique toy
engines are horizontal mill engines,’ said King, ‘it’s
rare to find a toy marine engine.’ Walking beam engines were
common on inland coastal steamers from 1850s – 1920s. This
exceptional toy will be part of the collection brought by Bill and
Stephanie Payne of Oskalooska, Kansas, and is engraved with the
words ‘Leroy Christmas 1882’ on the boiler plate.

Antique marine engine collectors are invited to apply for
exhibition by calling (203)-572-0711, ext. 5056 or by writing
Mystic Seaport, PO Box 6000, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic,
Connecticut 06355-0990.

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