Salty Dog Day - Essex Shipbuilding Museum


Date:  August 26, 2013, 2013

Kill Date: September 9, 2013

Contact: Tia Schlaikjer




Salty Dog Day at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum


Essex, MA – The Essex Shipbuilding Museum will be holding its popular Salty Dog Day on Saturday, September 7th, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (rain date Sunday, September 8th).


All are invited, with their 4 legged friends, to participate in this wonderful day filled with activities for people and dogs alike and to learn a little of the unique history between dogs and our maritime past.  This year the museum will have special events which will be kicked off by the Salty Dog Costume Parade (for the dogs not the people). Prizes will be given for the Best Nautical Costume, Best Dressed, and Judges’ Choice. Demonstrations being done by dogs will happen throughout the day and will include: Newfoundlands doing carting and water demonstrations, Boston Snow Dogs doing mushing, and dogs from Fit-n-Trim Dog Training doing Agility. There will be live music by Livin’ on Luck. Gary Foreman from the USS Constitution Museum will tell us about the Guerriere the Terrier who was aboard Old Ironsides,  and the Schooner Adventure will be reading “Skippy’s Adventure” a children’s book about Skippy who was on board the Adventure.


For those wanting to wander and try new things there will be lots of other activities for kids and dogs , and for adults there will be the Barque Avenue marketplace. Should  hunger strike, wander over to the Salty Dog Galley.


At 2:00 pm there will be the opening reception for the new exhibit: Salty Dogs: A Maritime Legacy. Included in that exhibit will be the winners of the Salty Dog Day Photo Contest.


For programming and times, please check our website:

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