Antique Boat Museum Tour

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Date(s) - Aug 12 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join North Country peers at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY.

Attendees will tour the museum including La Duchesse houseboat, the museum library and archives, the boat workshop, and the Don Doebler Collections Storage Facility aka The Doebler.

After touring The Doebler, attendees are invited to the Wood Boat Brewery just blocks from the Museum where we’ll be joined by Ben Ioset, Texas A&M Anthropologist, who is in town for a presentation he will be giving at the Museum later that evening.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participate in tours of the collection, facility, and operations led by expert staff and volunteers.
  • Explore this unique museum and collection and learn about its historical and cultural importance in the greater Northern NY community.
  • Discover and connect with regional peers.

Register by Wednesday, August 3, 2022!

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Additional Information:

  • Lunch will be included as well as general admission to the museum and associated activities. Additional tours not included in general admission may be purchased on one’s own.
  • Transportation from the Antique Boat Museum to “the Doebler” is on one’s own. Directions will be made available.

La Duchesse

The 106′ houseboat La Duchesse brings the gracious River lifestyle of one hundred years ago to life. Built in 1903 for hotelier George Boldt, manager of New York City’s famed Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the houseboat has been in continuous use as an elegant summer residence ever since. Generously donated by the McNally family, of Wellesley Island, NY, and Chicago, IL, she opened for visitors at the Museum in July of 2005.


The Doebler

The Don Doebler Collections Storage Facility was completed in 2006. This 20,000-square-foot building houses close to half of the Museum’s ever-growing collection of pleasure boats, both powered and non-powered, as well as motors and other artifacts. The items in the storage facility are tagged with information about the history of the object, allowing visitors the wonderful experience of exploring and learning about the artifacts not on display on the main campus.