The ABM is North America’s largest antique boat museum
Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio, podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. Produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, the program is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge and scientific discoveries, and supporting local champions who protect and enhance our waters.
The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, is the largest facility of its type in North America. Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, its collection includes over 320 unique boats, along with thousands of related artifacts and archives. The museum covers a 4.5 acre campus, and offers speedboat rides, a working skiff livery, educational programs and hosts a long-running annual boat show.
In this episode of Blue Fish Radio, producer/host Lawrence Gunther talks to the museum’s executive director Rebecca Hopfinger, and curator/collections manager Matt Macvittie, about these extraordinary wooden vessels, the history behind them, and why it’s important to preserve and celebrate North America’s boating tradition.
Learn more about the Antique Boat Museum at www.abm.org.