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Museum Small Craft Association Annual Meeting
October 8, 2012 - October 11, 2012
The Museum Small Craft Association is a group of professionals and amateurs involved in the study and preservation of traditional small craft.
This year’s annual meeting will be at Mystic Seaport, which has the largest collection of historic boats in the United States and possibly the world.
There will be time to explore the museum including the hundreds of historic boats stored in Rossie Mill. Monday evening will feature a trip down the river aboard the Sabino, a coal fired steamboat built in 1908 for use along the Maine coast. They’ll also tour the Charles W. Morgan, the 1841 whaleship, which is undergoing a major restoration in preparation for sailing again in 2013. On a smaller scale there will be opportunities for networking on the water aboard some of the Seaport’s livery boats.
Thursday there will be a field trip to next door Rhode Island with stops expected to include the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport and the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol. Earlier in the week they expect to visit at least one of the boat restoration shops closer to Mystic. There will also be presentations and discussions, and lots of opportunities for informal discussions.
Visit the Museum Small Craft Association at: museumsmallcraft.org