Vintage Car And Boat Show In Connecticut July 11

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The Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) of The Antique and Classic Boat Society will present the 31st annual “Mahogany Memories” boat and car show on the grounds and docks of the Connecticut River Museum on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The show will feature many examples of the finest classic wooden and fiberglass boats commonly seen in the area during the last century. Boats built by Chris Craft, Century, Lyman, Gar Wood, Elco and many more will be showcased.

Boat owners will be on hand to talk about their boats, exchange ideas and share the joys of using and preserving these beautiful “woodies” and other memorable classics.  The show will also feature classic cars.

SNEC president David McFarlin said, “The SNEC members are always excited to participate in this show at the Connecticut River Museum. They all work hard at restoring and maintaining these wonderful boats and enjoy showing them to the public.”

It is unclear whether any of the vehicles are for sale.

The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street in historic Essex, Connecticut, on the waterfront.  For more information on the Mahogany Memories Antique and Classic Boat Show and other Connecticut River Museum events, go to http://www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860-767-8269.

Typical? American Tourists Busted For Defacing Roman Colosseum

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, two American tourists have been arrested for carving initials into the Colosseum in Rome.  The Guardian does not say whether they were arrested.

The women, 21 and 25, carved a J and an N into a brick wall on the first floor of the west side of the Colosseum.  After carving the eight-inch high letters, the women posed together for a selfie.

The women – just two of the six million tourists that flock to the Colosseum every year – used a coin to engrave the letters, La Stampa reported.  Other tourists saw what had happened and alerted security.

Police charged the women with “aggravated damage on building of historical and artistic interest,” according to Republica.

After they were caught, the women apologized to Piazza Dante police and the police captain.

They said: ‘We apologize for what we did. We regret it but we did not imagine it was something so serious.

‘We’ll remember for a lifetime.’

The Guardian states that the section they carved on dates back to the 1800s – a key period of restoration.  A spokesman for the Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome is quoted as saying: “It’s not an original wall but it’s nevertheless antique,” according to The Daily Mail.

With 6 million visitors annually and ever-increasing staff cuts, policing the site has become a major problem.

The Americans’ actions come a little over three months after a Russian tourist was caught carving a 25cm letter into the Colosseum. Busted, the 42-year-old was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and a €20,000 fine, although he has not paid the penalty due to lack of funds.

The women were charged with 'aggravated damage on a building of historical and artistic interest' on SaturdayC

The Russian was reportedly the fifth tourist seen defacing the Colosseum in 2014. The others were from Australia, Brazil, and Canada, according to The Guardian.

The Colosseum was built in the first century AD and is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.

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