ABM Hosts 1000 Islands Family Free Day On June 4

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today the details of its popular 1000 Islands Family Free Day that will be held Saturday, June 4. Free admission to the ABM is offered all day and fun family activities will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

1000 Islands Family Day was first held in 1997, making this year the 23rd anniversary of this free admission special event. 1000 Islands Family Day was originally created as an opportunity to bring the local community into the ABM and provide accessibility to the museum to everyone, that remains the mission of the event today.

Visitors will enjoy the chance to ride an antique boat ($5 per person), row a skiff; purchase a picnic lunch from City Dawgz; crafts and games for kids; tours of La Duchesse, the historic houseboat originally owned by George Boldt; fishing with a local guide; and much more.

The Antique Boat Museum is thrilled to have the woodwind quartet of the 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum perform at Family Free Day! They will be joined by many local organizations promoting their summer activities and programs. The local organizations include Thousand Islands Arts Center, New York State Police, Save the River, the Clayton Fishing Guides Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, among others.

Visitors will also get the chance to see and visit with the steamboaters of the Great International Steamboat Flotilla throughout the day! ABM is delighted to host Qualcheu, Iron Butterfly, Flying Cloud, Phoenix, Vividus, Stoked and Golden Eagle June 4-10. Anyone interested in seeing the Great International Steamboat Flotilla and visiting with the steamboaters is encouraged to come to 1000 Islands Family Free Day as the Flotilla will be out and about enjoying the 1000 Islands the rest of their stay.

For more information, visit abm.org. 

Source: https://lakelandboating.com/abm-hosts-1000-islands-family-free-day-on-june-4/