Celebrating Hutchinson Boats – Alexandria Bay Classics
(through September 2012)
For several decades, the community of Alexandria Bay, New York, was deeply involved in the time-honored craft of boat building. Scores of fishing guides built St. Lawrence River skiffs in their tiny one-man shops while commercial boat shops built magnificent pleasure craft. In times of national defense, the need for constructing large military vessels became a local priority as the Hutchinson staff of boat carpenters answered the call. After World War II, the demand for fine wooden pleasure boats soared, and Hutchinson Boat Works remained busy year round, producing some of their finest custom boats.
This exhibit displays numerous examples of the achievements of the Hutchinson craftsmen, and is a tribute to the community of Alexandria Bay. Visitors are presented with a wide range of fascinating images that illustrate the full sixty years of Hutchinson Brothers’ wooden boat building history in Alexandria Bay.
The Cornwall Brothers Store
Through period photographs and small artifacts, the history of the Cornwall Brothers Store and life in a bustling riverside community is portrayed.