CLAYTON, N.Y. – Sailing Seaway Clayton, presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake
Ontario Realty, announced this week that American MetalCraft Marine of
Clayton, N.Y., has been named title sponsor of Seaway Day on Saturday, June
American MetalCraft Marine Seaway Day will feature tall ship Lynx,
along with local vessels on display, including tugboat Bowditch and
former military landing vessels Thors 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, according to a press release, 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. 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.
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
“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, in a press release. “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, in a press release.
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