The wooden Boat Show was here at the Mystic Seaport June 25-27. We've been going as guests for 10 years, but this was our first time as exhibitors. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.
This ketch was arriving Thursday night, and we caught this picture as she was heading towards the Mystic Bascule bridge in Downtown.
Most days, we get to watch beautiful modern boats enter our harbor interspersed with classic sail and power. The Wooden boat show is just the reverse. Absolutely stunning old boats arriving with a few modern boats to give a now and then contrast.
When people think of wooden boats, the mind naturally turns to sail, but power boats with the classic lines from the 20's through 70's are also prominently on display.
Boats arrived from as far away as Hawaii for this year's show. These boats hail from the North East and represent years of dedicated restoration.
We were custom making bracelets while you wait. Jill was set up to go with all 16 colors on hand and our portable work station. Of course, we were too busy taking pictures of the boats all around us to photograph our own work. I do have a set up picture to give you an idea what it looked like.