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Elkin

by William Kelting member of the Adirondack chapter The Elkin has been in my family since 1930. Since then, four generations have enjoyed many hours aboard. Elkin has spent the majority of her time cruising the waters of Upper Chateaugay Lake. Upon having her restored, my husband Bill and I have taken several lengthy cruises…

BCWYWF

by Valerie Stabenow member of the Glacier Lakes chapter I grew up around wood boats on Lauderdale Lakes in southern Wisconsin in the ‘60s. Boy, those were the boats to have, but unfortunately, that was not possible for my family. Fast forward to 2006, living on a lake north of Madison, WI, when my non-boating…

Fuzzy Beast

By Elinor Miller member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter Fuzzy Beast is 37’ 1967 steel-hulled Chris Craft Roamer designed for boating on the Great Lakes. I acquired her in 1974 while I was living in Chicago. She was my second boat and I was her second owner. The name referred to my cat. My first boat…

Loonacy

By John Trainer member of the Toronto chapter I have had a lifelong interest in classic boats. This reflects the fact that my summers have been spent on the Muskoka Lakes where some of the finest wooden boats in North America were built, and still ply the waters today. I grew up around two launches…

Mama Hat

By John & Pat Gauntt member of the Dixieland chapter The story of Mama Hat goes back to perhaps the early 1940’s when my folks took me to Clementon Lake Park, an amusement park in New Jersey. Among the attractions beside the roller coaster and merry-go-round was a speed boat ride. It cost 50 cents.…