The Trout Boat

By Ted Hall member of the Wine Country chapter My Great Grandfather, George W. Hall built approximately 40+ boats in the 1920’s and 30’s on Keuka Lake, in Branchport, NY. He and his wife, Carrie Campbell operated Campbell’s Beach with cottages for rent and George Hall “trout boats” for each cottage. Campbell’s Beach today is…

My Affair

By Kevin Stephani member of the Wine Country chapter The wood boat bug bit me as a 10-year-old child in 1968 in dad’s 1958 Chris-Craft. Always taking a Monday morning fishing trip on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. A memory well cherished. Fast forward to the summer of 1992 while as a newlywed, and vacationing on…

The Woodrose Part 2

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter Back to the garage in Hamburg, once the wood was replaced, the specific dark red paint was coated perfectly inside. This left a clean visual as the wiring followed through the boat in preparation for the lights, gauges, engine, ignition etc. Again everything labelled on paper…

The Woodrose Part 1

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter My dad grew up with an appreciation of wooden boats. This later became a love because it had been associated with influential people such as grandparents, parents, family & friends and full of good memories. As life carried on, opportunity to dabble in restoration came with…

A Father and Son Team – Giving Boats New Life

This news post is for Father’s Day Weekend.  It was written by Nicole Landers for Wine Country Classic Boats Chapter. At first sight, I would describe the large warehouse-like building as unassuming, but that was before I walked through the door of the 3,000-square foot workshop of Hullings Hulls. I immediately realized the extent of restoration work…