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Sailing Seaway Clayton brings in tall ships, DockDogs and more

6.12.2012 <br> The waterfront in Clayton will be transformed as tall ships, entertainment and nationally known competition ‘DockDogs’ comes to the 1000 Islands.

The waterfront in Clayton will be transformed as tall ships, entertainment and nationally known competition ‘DockDogs’ comes to the 1000 Islands.

Starting on Thursday, June 14th at 6 p.m. Sailing Seaway Clayton will kick off the weekend events with the Grand Arrival of tall ship Fair Jeanne. The ship is expected to be escorted into Clayton by a “parade of boats” from the Antique Boat Museum, Garnsey’s Classic Island Cruises and the Clayton Fire Department’s fireboat, Last Chance.

On Friday, June 15th at 9 a.m. Seaway Splash’ ‘DockDogs’ will take flight at Frink Park. Dogs from across the Northeast, including Quebec, Ontario and Vermont, will compete in a high-flying competition.

On Saturday, June 16th ‘Seaway Day’ will begin featuring dog jumping competitions throughout the day, including the Good Dog Charlies EXTREME VERTICAL event at 6 p.m.

To wrap up second-annual festival on Sunday, June 17th a father’s day event will be held at Frink Park. Fair Jeanne will be open for tours from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the first 50 dads taking a tour receiving a free admission pass to the Antique Boat Museum.

Thanks to the efforts of event organizer Michael Folsom, The Ship Watcher, Clayton’s waterfront has been transformed into an attraction for many visiting families and Northern New York residents.

Folsom says that last year over 5,000 people visited the waterfront in Clayton and that he hopes this year they will reach 8,000. He told MyABC50.com that the response from the residents of Clayton and surrounding communities has been amazing and he hopes that each year the annual event will continue to grow and bring in new attractions.

For a complete listing of events taking place in Clayton, from June 14th to the 17th, CLICK HERE.

To get a sneak peak into Seaway Splash’s DockDogs, to hear from Michael Folsom and to learn more about each event, watch the complete video story.

 

 

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