On Saturday, July 20, during a Wine Country ACBS Chapter event on Keuka Lake (Hammondsport, NY), a 1955 Century Coronado exploded on the water. One passenger was treated and released, while the other remains in the hospital with substantial burns on her legs and feet. According to a friend, the accident occurred with the bilge blower on, after several attempts to re-start a stalled engine. You can visit www.woodyboater.com for detailed reports and updates.
While local authorities’ final determination of the cause of this explosion is still pending, the accident on Keuka Lake is a good reminder that there are several sources for boat safety information:
We join the entire classic boating community in wishing these boaters speedy recovery and are deeply grateful that their injuries were not more severe.