by Barton Van Beenen member of the Southern California chapter
The boat is a rare triple seat 1958 23-foot Continental, started out as VIP transport boat for Hotel Ampersand which I believe is in New York. It was purchased in the early 60s by a doctor and handed down for three generations in Lower Saranac Lake, NY. Resold several times and eventually sold to me.
The Antique Boat Shop started restoring it in 2017. Unfortunately as many of you know, the shop burned down in 2019. The hull and engine were in the warehouse and undamaged, but all the hardware was destroyed. Now after 3+ years it is 99% restored. Next problem dealing with Covid. I am patiently, sort of, waiting for completion and delivery.