New Richmond, Ohio: Cardboard Boat Museum, Race
- 311 Front St., New Richmond, OH
- Front St. (overlooking the mighty Ohio River). Take US52, 20 minutes East of Cincinnati, (10 minutes east of Coney Island) turn right at Front St, the first Traffic light as you come into town on the 4 lane highway.
- Sa-Su, also Tu nights or whenever the garage door is open. (Call to verify)
- Free, donations appreciated.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
A race of handmade cardboard watercraft annually flounders down the Ohio River. Some of the best and strangest are exhibited. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/07/2011]
Visitor Tips and News About Cardboard Boat Museum, Race
August 19-21 2011: 3 day river town festival...continuous live music, events for kids and adults, car show, fireworks, and paddle wheeler dinner cruises. Saturday features the 19th Annual Cardboard Boat Race (50 boats competed in 2010. Boats are constructed using only cardboard, duct tape and paint, crew ages ranged from 7-72 years in single and multi crewed boats. There were 23 trophies for fabulous sinkings, creativity and speed events.
Fri - 5-11 pm, Sa 9 am-11 pm, Su 9 am - 5 pm. More info: 513-910-9153[Ray Perszyk, 06/27/2011]
Small towns all over the USA represent the core character of America. New Richmond's location on the Ohio River bank adds a hint of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer nostalgia to the mix.
The New Richmond on the Ohio Cardboard Boat Regatta and the three day RiverDays event bring families from the Tri-State and beyond together for a weekend of unusual and unique river competition and celebration.
The 2010 Cardboard Boat Race included 50 incredible hand-crafted boats and water vehicles, substantially adding to the previous year's entries, resulting in standing room only for the spectators. Racers ages ranged from 8-72 years old and we have had crews of 1- 6 in single and multi-crew boats...we expect even more competitors in 2011.
Visit the World's ONLY Cardboard Boat Museum.[Cardboard Boat Ray, 02/05/2011]
The World's Only Cardboard Boat Museum displays a unique and creative collection of 20+ boats built using only cardboard, tape and paint. Displays include the Bat Boat, School Bus, Easter Basket, and a giant coffee cup. The boats are crewed by 1-6 people and have raced in Regattas in New Richmond, Detroit, Galesburg, Illinois -- and other exotic places (Cardboard boat races occur all over the world). The "New Richmond on the Ohio" regatta is in its 17th year, with racers and teams traveling from as far away as Finland.
The museum offers classes in building cardboard boats, and student tours. Nominal donations are suggested to support the museum. A custom designed "paddle wheel boat" is being raffled off to support the non-profit museum and will race in the NEW "Small Stacks" Class this year...we have 20 trophies and race categories including the coveted Titanic Award, a crowd favorite, for the most dramatic sinking.
The Race is August 22, 2009 in New Richmond, Ohio at 1 PM...held during the New Richmond RiverDays annual 3-day celebration.[Cardboard Boat Ray (aka Ray Perszyk), 06/07/2009]
Visit the World's only Cardboard Boat Museum...celebrating the 16th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta in New Richmond on the Ohio. The museum is operated by a volunteer staff offering student and adult tours, workshops, and opportunities to discover the art of building and racing boats constructed solely out of cardboard, duct tape and paint.
The racing includes students and adults, single and multi crewed boats (up to 6 people to date).
Team Lemon, nationally recognized builders and racers, have curated the museum since its grand opening in September 2006.[Cardboard Boat Ray Perszyk, 11/29/2008]
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