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SLIDESHOW: Spring on the Connecticut River

The Spring Boat Show in Essex, Conn., is returning for a second year, and it will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 to May 1 at the Novelty Lane location of Brewer Dauntless Marina.

"The success of last year's show for both the brokers and the visitors bodes well for our second event," says Douglas Domenie, vice president and general manager of Brewer Dauntless Shipyard. "The five local brokers/dealers participating are excited about returning to the show, and visitors seem to enjoy the small, personalized atmosphere the show provides."


Click play to watch a slideshow previewing this weekend's event.

About 50 boats - sail and power, new and used - from 21 to 59 feet are expected. Brands on display will include Nordic Tugs, Ranger Tugs, Hunt, Sabre, Grand Banks, Beneteau, Cabo and Cutwater.

Admission and parking are free. Soundings is the exclusive media sponsor for the show. For information, e-mail

— Rich Armstrong