It'll float your boat: It's year 21 for the annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport. This weekend, the event that is co-hosted with WoodenBoat Publications promises more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats will be on view and more than 140 vendors will be selling everything boat-related.
All about the Morgan: Since the seaport is in the process of restoring the Charles W. Morgan, its work on this 1841 whaleship will be featured during the show. I don't know my trunnels from my adzes, but the seaport says: "Mystic Seaport shipwrights and staff will demonstrate steaming and fitting planks, fastening wood with wooden pegs called "trunnels," hand tool techniques for shaping wood with broadaxes and adzes, and many other boat building skills."
The family that builds boats together...: More than 20 families and teams will build their own canoe or skiff over the weekend at the Family BoatBuilding tent.
Gentlemen, start your engines: The Skua class of racing motorboats - based on a 1939 design - getting into the racing spirit at 3 p.m. Saturday.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun., Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic; included in museum admission ($24 general admission, $22 ages 65 and up, $15 ages 6-17, $22 college students with ID, free kids 5 and under, free Mystic Seaport members); thewoodenboatshow.com.