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Boat Show on Lake Minnetonka
by Andreas Jordahl Rhude


Twenty antique and classic wooden boats were on display on Lake Minnetonka during James J. Hill Days in Wayzata on Saturday, September 11th. A fun filled, relaxing day was had by all the BSLOL participants. Board member, Steve Hicks, coordinated for our group and made arrangements to have boats at the show. From outboards to runabouts, from utilities to a side-steering lapstrake, and from a Canadian police launch to a wooden sailboat, there was a vessel for everyone's liking.
   

Our merchandise sales tent was up and running by 0900. Mahogany Bay Vintage Cruises offered boat rides in a contemporary classic speedboat, giving the thrill of a lifetime to some novice boaters. A coal-fired, steam-powered train gave passengers rides from Wayzata to Minneapolis and then again from Wayzata to Howards Lake. So, there was a bit of interest for railroad buffs in addition to the vintage boats.
   

The weather can be a bit iffy in early September, but the sun gods shown upon us this glorious day. As the end of the show neared, the skies began to darken, so the merchandise was packed up, the tent brought down, the boats readied for the trip home.

Our group maintains its presence on Lake Minnetonka.

 

 

 

Boats on display in the water

1964 Chris-Craft Sea Skiff 28' Chemin De Fer    - John Kinnard
1964 Chris-Craft Sea Skiff 28' Oldie But Woodie    - Ken Patz & John McCurry
Chris-Craft Barrelback reproduction "Alexandra"     - Dan Nelson
1959 Century Resorter 16'     - Guy Warner
1966 Chris-Craft Cavalier 18' Pinnacle    - Steve & Jane Ann Davis
1957 Chris-Craft Holiday 20' Hours and Ours II    - Chris & Lynn O'Connor
1959 Century Resorter 16' Catch Me    - Sherwood Heggen
Lyman Islander w/side steering Harmony - Dolphin     - F. Todd Warner
1993 Gar Wood Speedster 16'     - F. Todd Warner
Sailboat Saturday Morning
Chris Craft One More Time
Chris-Craft "Song Bird" Hacker     - Jim and Marcia Aamodt
Hacker Craft Chrison - Canadian Police Launch     - F. Todd Warner

Display of boats on land:

1959 Thompson Sea Lancer 17' Valhalla    - Andreas J. Rhude
1925 Hacker Dolphin 26' w/original Scripps engine
    - F. Todd Warner
1928 Gar Wood Baby Gar 33' w/Allison aircraft engine
    - F. Todd Warner
1955 Henry outboard runabout 13' Lil' Henry    - Eric Gustavson

 

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