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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous & Parade

Every July some of the most outstanding boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous. The annual event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. Dressed and in pristine condition, approximately 50 classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront all day Saturday and Sunday morning. An award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship.

Afterwards, the classic vessels take part in a jubilant, three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River. Each boat is announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the iconic bascule bridge. The spectacular boats and their costumed crews will make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season.

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