Happenings

Mark these events on your calendar.

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Mystic Seaport is currently accepting participants for the 2010 International Maritime Travel Tour. Taking place from September 29 to October 11, 2010, the 13-day tour visits nautical sites in Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, stopping off at Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, and London. Accompanying you on the journey will be Mystic Seaport International Council Chairman George White and Board Chairman Richard Vietor, as you learn how other prominent maritime museums are working to preserve the history, stories, and passion of yachting. However it's not all museums, participants in the International Maritime Travel Tour will also enjoy world-class hotels, fine dining, and interesting lectures. For more information on how you can reserve your spot on the 2010 International Maritime Travel Tour, contact Mystic Seaport's Maureen Hennessey via e-mail at Maureen.Hennessey@mysticseaport.com or by phone at (860) 572-5336.

The Seattle Boat Show, the biggest boat show to on the west coast, comes to the Qwest Field Event Center and south Lake Union this January 29 through February 6. This year show features a presentation by Sprague Theobald, as he shows footage from his upcoming documentary covering his five-month journey through the Northwest Passage, the largest toy boat collection in the world, and the boat show art gallery, which features nautical artwork from over three dozen local artists. www.seattleboatshow.com

The Atlantic City International Power Boat Show returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center this February 3-7. The queen of this year's show is the Regal 44 Sport Coupe (for a review of the boat check out Yachting's "On Board: Regal 44," November 2009). Also at this year's show will be the new Traveling Nature and Maritime Museum, a bikini contest, and, of course, Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel. www.acboatshow.com