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New Richmond, Ohio: Cardboard Boat Museum, Race Team Field Report

311 Front St., New Richmond, OH
20 minutes East of Cincinnati. I-275 exit to US Hwy 52. Drive 10 miles east (upriver) from Coney Island amusement park. Turn right onto Front St., the first traffic light as you come into town on the four-lane highway. The museum overlooks the Ohio River.
Tu 3:30-6, Sa-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dragon cardboard boat.

Cardboard Boat Museum, Race

A race of handmade cardboard watercraft annually flounders down the Ohio River. Some of the best and strangest are exhibited. Report... [08/07/2011]

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Batmobile cardboard boat.

Cardboard Boat Race

The 26th Annual International Cardboard Boat Race will be held on the mighty Ohio River on August 18, 2018. Typically over 70 boats are entered, some with crews of up to 10 members, with ages ranging from 7 to 78. Boats are constructed using only cardboard, duct tape, and paint.

[Ray Perszyk, 04/10/2018]
24th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

The 24th Annual International Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on the third weekend in August, during the Annual RiverDays Festival. Call for specifics. New Richmond is often referred to as "America's Cardboard Boat Racing Capital" and is home to the world's only Cardboard Boat Museum.

[Ray Perszyk, 07/13/2016]

Cardboard boat regatta.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

This year we will host our 22nd annual International Cardboard Boat Regatta, held on the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio. Twenty minutes up river (east) of Cincinnati. We had 70 entries in 2013 and expect more this year.

[Ray Perszyk, 01/10/2014]

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 16, and start dumpster-diving for cardboard now. The Cardboard Boat Museum, a shrine to watercraft from previous races, is open year-round.

Cardboard Boat Race.

Cardboard Boat 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]

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