Next weekend, June 26-28, Mystic Seaport will host what WoodenBoat magazine calls “The most dynamic wooden boat show in the country.” Visit us for the eighteenth annual WoodenBoat Show and step aboard classic and contemporary boats of every class — power, sail, oar and paddle. Learn tips and skills at workshops and much more.
And just a few numbers to whet your appetite…
Measured in linear feet, the quantity of wooden boats on hand at the show: 2,500
Number of wooden boats on display: more than 200
Number of wood-boat builders in attendance each year: more than 50
Number of (temporary) tattoos applied (to children): 226
Number of attendees at 2008 show: 12,900
Number of bars of pine tar soap sold by the WoodenBoat Store at the 2008 show: 31
Number of prizes awarded at the 2008 Concours d’Elegance: 27
Number of people to be honored at the 2009 WoodenBoat Show tribute dinner: 3 (William, John and Pat Atkin)
Number of online visits to the WoodenBoat Show website on the first day of the 2008 show: 5,844
Number of feet of electrical cord run for the show: 4,000
Number of square feet of tent fabric in service: 28,000
For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org/woodenboatshow. And don’t forget, the WoodenBoat Show is free for Mystic Seaport members!