Largest marine engine show in the country returns

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Experience the maritime evolution from sail to steam at the 18th annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition Aug. 15-16 at Mystic Seaport.

Collectors from around the world will exhibit more than 280 full-size and miniature engines from the 19th and 20th centuries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Inboards, outboards, steam and naphtha engines will be on display. Additional engines dating from 1889 to 1963 and manufactured by Evinrude, Johnson, Herreshoff, Palmer and Kriebel will also be exhibited.

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 the Museum's Hoop Shop.

For information, visit www.mysticseaport.org/antiqueengines.