By Robert P. Voyles, Blue Ridge Chapter

We first fell in love with this 1941 22′ Garwood Streamliner about 20 years ago. Owned by a friend at that time, it was used as the getaway boat for my daughter Virginia’s wedding which took place on Lake Rabun, a historic Georgia Power lake nestled in the northeast Georgia mountains. It is the home to over 100 wooden boats, many of them pre-World War II.

When our friend decided to sell his boat 10 years later, we received a call from our local boat restoration specialist who ask if we would be interested, because if we were not, his next phone call was going to be to country music singer and collector, Alan Jackson. One of three Garwood streamliners on Lake Rabun, and one of only six known to be left in the world, it is truly a unique and special boat.

It’s aft mounted inboard powered by a V drive system allows all passengers to ride forward of the engine. Perfect for cocktail cruising and our lake’s annual wooden boat parade, her name – “Remember When” was chosen by my children, and it reminds us and everyone who sees it of Alan Jackson’s beautiful love ballad. She also flies a 48 star flag, representing that last period of innocence for our country before it entered World War II. Remember When is an absolute beauty, both in the water and out!


  1. We would love to have you join us for the Lake Hartwell Rendezvous June 16th and 17th. Check out our website for more details.

  2. An Absolute Beautiful boat in one of the most beautiful areas of the U.S. The Fourth of July parade is spectacular on Lake Rabun.

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