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Annual boat show this weekend in Geneva

The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is anxiously awaiting its 14th annual summer show entitled, “FLBM, A Boater’s Destination!” Geneva, NY has graciously welcomed the Boating Museum to the north shore of Seneca Lake and as the future site of this world-class museum, it is hosting this year’s show, providing a sneak peak of what the museum will bring to the area. On July 23rd and 24th, antique boats will come to the Geneva lakefront from all over North America to participate, display, race and cruise on Seneca Lake.This year’s show is representative of what the Boating Museum, Geneva, NY, and Seneca Lake have to offer.The Boating Museum has a collection of more than 100 wooden boats built in the Finger Lakes. Geneva, New York is truly a destination for all boaters. The Boating Museum has coordinated regattas for the weekend, which will fill the lake with the majestic sails of some of history’s greatest antique boats.On land, the Boating Museum will be having an array of hands on activities and interactive displays that are sure to engage the entire family. Vacationers can stop in and view the gorgeous boats of their past, participate in hands on wooden boat restoration workshops, or learn the basic knot tying skills necessary to tie up the family boat! There will also be plenty of activities for children as well! The Boating Museum has partnered with the city of Geneva to provide a world class museum to perverse the heritage of Finger Lakes Boating. Make plans to stop by July 23rd and 24th and see why the Boating Museum and Geneva, New York are truly a destination for all boaters! Show information and registration is available at www.flbm.org. Additional information about the Boating Museum may be found at www.flbm.org and at www.danforthdevelopment.com. Contact the boating museum at flbm@rochester.rr.com or at P.O. Box 425, Geneva, NY 14456.The Boating Museum of Geneva has engaged Danforth Development of Rochester to lead the creation of an aggressive fundraising plan for capital needs for the organization.“The Boating Museum has one hundred historic boats and vessels that are ready to be seen and enjoyed by the public. We are moving forward with plans to work closely with the City of Geneva to put them on display in a world-class museum on the Seneca Lake waterfront,” said Bill Oben, board president. Making these collection items available to view is vital to telling our history, President Oben said, plus there will be a lot more to do at the museum than viewing boats because education, restoration and preservation are the key elements of our organizational mission.Also featured at the museum will be boat rides on Seneca Lake, active on-water programs including sailing and small boat handling, interactive workshops and displays to engage visitors in the design and construction of boats and boating history materials and programs.The boating museum is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation and was chartered by the New York State Department of Education in 1997 to “research, document, preserve and share the boating history of the Finger Lakes region.”

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