Enjoy cocktails and live music aboard Sabino, is the last remaining wooden, coal-fired steamboat in operation in the U.S. Built in 1908 in East Boothbay, Maine, she spent most of her career ferrying passengers and cargo between Maine towns and islands.
The steamboat’s home now is Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. After being restored by the Corbin family of Newburyport, Massachusetts, the Sabino was purchased in 1974 to serve as a working exhibit at Mystic Seaport. She is operated during the warmer months on regularly scheduled runs for the enjoyment and education of visitors. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Sabino underwent major restorations to hull and engine in the Museum’s Preservation Shipyard, making her sound as she approaches her second century of operation. The Sabino was formally designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.
The seaport has scheduled cruises with live music on July 17, July 27, July 31, Aug. 10 and Aug. 14. Hear Dixieland music by the Mystic River Mud Band on July 27 and Aug. 10.
The seaport offers several other opportunities to get out on the water aboard historic vessels. To see all of them, including fees, click here.
Mystic Seaport photo