Saturday, April 19, 2014
- 10:00 am - Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display on from until 4:00 pm. Special highlights include authentic oyster boats, workboats, and home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, plus antique outboard engines. Antique automobiles will line Avenue E. Studebakers, Model A’s, Chevys and more.
- The classic, gaff rigged schooner, The Governor Stone, will be featured dockside. Built in 1877, it has been totally restored and is an exhibit unto itself and is a National Historic Landmark.
- Boat building demonstration by local boat builders Roger Pinholster, Fred Sawyer, plus W K Sanders Construction and Technology class throughout the day.
- Kids model boat building and art activities at the Bay Community School booth
- The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse.
- Studebaker car club holds their annual meeting at the show.
- An exhibit of marine art paintings at the Cotton Warehouse.
- The Coast Guard Auxiliary will have free information on safe boating.
- The Dept of Environmental Protection will be on hand to give out information on the Clean Boating Program.
- The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have a booth on area flora and fauna.
- The Apalachicola RiverKeeper will have information on the special qualities of our unqiue pristine river and bay system
- Arts and Crafts
- Special open house at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum. Tours of the Heritage, see the on going restoration of the Golden Ball sailing vessel.
- At 3:00pm there will be a special memorial sail flotilla honor and remember all who have died at sea including Captain Robin Walbridge, Captain of th HMS Bounty who was lost at sea during Superstorm Sandy.All are invited to accompany the 1877 Gulf Coast Schooner Governor Stone in voyaging out onto Apalachicola Bay to cast flowers in honor and memory of all who have died at sea.Kristin Anderson, 850-653-2249, Kristin@kristinworks.com
- At 7:00 pm the Apalachicola Maritime Museum will host the St. Petersburg Shanty Singers for a program incorporating history and maritime music of significance to the Apalachicola River and Bay from 7-8 to be followed by a reception on the docks. Reservation required call 850-653-2500 or visit www.ammfl.org
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