Sailing Seaway Clayton, presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty, announced today that American MetalCraft Marine of Clayton, New York has been named title sponsor of Seaway Day on Saturday, June 18.
Based in Kingston, Ontario, MetalCraft Marine is best known in this area for the construction of Clayton’s fireboat Last Chance, as well as the Jefferson County Sherriff’s patrol boat and the new St. Lawrence Seaway Pilot boat based out of Cape Vincent, both of which were constructed at the Clayton facility.
American MetalCraft Marine Seaway Day will feature tall ship Lynx, along with local vessels on display including tugboat Bowditch and former military landing vessels Thor’s Hammer and Maple Grove. The day will be capped off with a live performance by Bad Husbands Club at 7 p.m. in Frink Park.
In addition to the vessels on display at the Thousand Islands Regional Dock, American MetalCraft Marine will open their doors to the public as they host an Open House at their location on Riverside Drive in Clayton. The public is invited to stop in and check out the work performed by this small, but growing local boat manufacturing operation.
Those interested in employment opportunities with American MetalCraft Marine are encouraged to bring along their resume on June 18. American MetalCraft is currently accepting resumes for a wide range of manufacturing-sector positions.
“American MetalCraft Marine is a wonderful asset to the community, and their future looks very bright indeed,” said Michael Folsom, organizer of Sailing Seaway Clayton. “We welcome them as an event sponsor and key community contributor.”
“We are pleased to help assist in bringing the historically significant Lynx to Clayton, while MetalCraft Marine continues to add new chapters to the long history of boat building along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River” said Brendan Cameron of American MetalCraft Marine.
American MetalCraft Marine’s high speed patrol boats, fire boats, rescue boats and work boats are all built on the St. Lawrence River, including United States Navy tow boats, which are currently in production on Riverside Drive.
The event officially kicks-off on Tuesday, June 14 at 12 Noon with the Grand Arrival of Lynx hosted by The Ship Watcher.
For more information log onto www.sailingseawayclayton.com.
Photo by Michael Folsom: Clayton, New York’s fire boat “Last Chance”, built by MetalCraft Marine.