Laura Grace

By John Loucks, Manotick Chapter Laura Grace is a 1951 Shepherd Utility built at Niagara On The Lake, Ontario. Her license, 4D3, is original indicating that she was the third boat to be licensed at Coaticook, Quebec. She still carries these original numbers. I have had no success in finding the original owners. However, I…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 8.3.21

This Week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats begins with Sassy, a 1978 Chris Craft Tournament Fisherman owned by Ron and Mary Konyndyk. It was photographed by Ewelina Konyndyk in the channel between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. Its home port is Muskegon.   Betty Jane is a 1955 Chris Craft Corsair. 45 feet. Twin 350’s replacing…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 7.20.21

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats this week is a 1966 Larson 166 All American with 110hp Mercruiser. Her name is Ei8ht Again! because my parents bought it new when I was 8 years old in Independence, Missouri. We’ve owned the boat its entire life. The boat is all original and we relaunched her…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 5.11.21

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats is led by a 1969 Lyman 22-foot hardtop purchased in 2013 from the estate of the original owner on Lake St Claire, Michigan. Wood Stock was restored by Chris Cushman of Androscoggin boat Co. in Maine. Her main port is Halls Boat Co. on Lake George, NY. She…

The Family Entry

By the Krzyzanowski family members of the Manotick chapter FE-32 is a mid-1970’s Checkmate owned and restored by the Krzyzanowski family of Ottawa, Ontario. The Krzyzanowski’s have been involved in the ACBS for several decades and share an interest in the classic raceboat hobby as well. The FE (Family Entry) class of boat racing was…