A Labor Of Love

by Trevor Hall member of the Michigan chapter The original owner was a family in Livonia who used the boat for skiing and cruising on Michigan’s inland lakes. In 1985, the father of the family passed away and the boat was stored awaiting restoration. In 2014, I bought the boat after the son realized it…

Tiger Lily

by Greg Lewandowski member of the Michigan chapter Tiger Lily is a 1957 20′ Chris-Craft Continental (hull #CL-20-189) that was shipped from the Cadillac plant to Cooper Chris-Craft Sales in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on Oct. 24, 1956. She is powered by the original Chris-Craft 175HP MCL flathead six cylinder engine. Unfortunately that is all…

New Old Stock

It is a 1936 Custom Commuter called “ New Old Stock”. The name was derived from the common term in the boat and car collectors world for a part that is found that is original but never used. This boat was found in a boat house never completed. It was in Detroit across the canal…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.26.19

Many of the boats in today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats are from the Michigan area. Dennis Hansen, a member of the Water Wonderland chapter, is seeking help in finding the ownership history of his Chris Craft U-22 (Hull #U22584). The boat was originally shipped to a Cleveland, Ohio boat store that no longer exists.…