Cars and Coffee
On Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Seal Cove Auto Museum invites the public to join them for their fourth Cars & Coffee gathering of 2022, Cars & Coffee: Steam Day. In keeping with the theme of alternative power, Seal Cove is honored to serve Precipice Coffee. Based in Ellsworth, their coffee beans are roasted using a zero emissions roasting process. Steam day is a perennial favorite and Seal Cove will feature their 1914 Stanley Mountain Wagon. Seal Cove invites visitors to exhibit their steam powered vehicle; automobiles, tractors, boats and more are welcome. As always, Seal Cove welcomes all speciality vehicles (steam or otherwise) including motorcycles, bicycles, and modes of transportation other than cars to exhibit as well. Executive Director Ethan Yankura will discuss steam technology throughout the morning, as well comparing gas, steam, and electric powered vehicles, highlighting vehicles from the museum’s collection. Museum staff and volunteers also plan to demonstrate the museum’s 1914 Stanley Mountain Wagon during this event. Additionally the museum is thrilled to welcome the New England Steam Corporation. The New England Steam Corporation (NESCo) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and operation of Maine Central Railroad #470, the last operating steam locomotive in Maine at time of its retirement in 1954. The all-volunteer crew works at the organization’s shop in Hancock to revive vanishing trades and skills and share their passion for steam locomotives with the public. Maine Central #470’s original bell, restored by NESCo, will be on display at Cars & Coffee: Steam Day on July 9th! Admission to the museum and featured exhibits is free to all during the hours of the event. Light refreshments are offered at no charge including Precipice Coffee, locally baked donuts from Sugar Bakery in Trenton, fruit, and juices. The Seal Cove Auto Museum’s Cars & Coffee events are family-friendly and welcoming to all with or without a specialty automobile.