Mystic Seaport will host its antique marine engine exposition this weekend.
Antique collectors from around the country will come together for the largest marine engine show in the country to show off full size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines. Inboards, outboards and steam engines will be on display in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Additional engines dating from 1889 to 1963 and manufactured by Evinrude, Johnson, Herreshoff, Palmer and Kriebel will be exhibited in the North Boat Shed.
The antique marine engine show begins Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m. Weekend activities include a set and weigh anchor demonstration featuring a 1914 Economy Sparta Donkey engine aboard the L.A. Dunton; the firing of engines, including a D-90 Lathrop diesel engine from the 1940s in the Shipyard, and a 1917 Hercules engine demonstration in Mystic Seaport’s museum’s Hoop Shop.